Police have released footage to help track down a man who tried to rape a woman on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk in New York City.

Surveillance video shows the suspect pulling up his trousers while fleeing after attempting to rape a woman.

The 27-year-old victim was walking on East 33rd Street near Madison Avenue on Saturday morning, June 5, when the man approached from behind and attacked her at about 7 a.m., according to police.

He grabbed the woman by her throat, shoved her against a storefront gate and pulled down his pants, cops said.

Police hunt man caught on surveillance fleeing after choking and trying to rape a 27-year-old woman on a NYC sidewalk (video)

He tried to rape her, but the woman was able to fight back and break free, according to police.

The suspect fled on foot.

The woman suffered a minor cut to her head. She was treated on scene by EMS, police said.

Watch the video below.

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