NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police continue to search for a man who they say tried to assault a woman.

WNBC-TV reports the attempted rape happened around 11:15 p.m. Monday. Police say the suspect approached a 32-year-old woman and tried to talk to her. Authorities say the man told the woman he had a gun and threatened to rape her when she ignored him.

Police say the woman got the attention of a passerby which made the suspect run away. The woman wasn't hurt.

Police have released surveillance images of the suspect. An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: WNBC-TV, http://www.nbcnewyork.com