A 17-year-old girl luckily escaped serious injuries after she fought off a man who attacked her from behind on 60th Street between 18th and 19th Avenues at 10:30 in the evening.
In the initial police investigation, the victim was walking in the area when the suspect approached from behind and knocked to the ground.
Sensing danger, the girl put up a fight and started screaming, which caught the attention of someone in the area who stopped to help.
At that instance, the suspect hurriedly fled in an unknown direction.
A deeper investigation of the incident is now underway by the special victims unit.