Police ID Bicyclist Accused of Choking Jogger During Sex Attack on Pier 40 Path

Police on Wednesday identified a bicyclist they say pushed a woman to the ground and sexually attacked her on Pier 40 on the Hudson River Greenway jogging path in Lower Manhattan in March.

The 39-year-old woman was jogging north on the Hudson Square path near Clarkson and West streets around 6:15 a.m. on March 27 when cops say the bicyclist, identified by police as Carl Phanor, rode up to her.

He started choking the woman after shoving her to the ground, then sexually assaulted her before grabbing her cellphone and riding off.

The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation. She suffered bruises and injuries.

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