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Woman Thrown From Pier Near South Street Seaport After Sexual Assualt

NEW YORK - MAY 26:  Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A 45-year-old woman was sexually assaulted early Monday morning and thrown by her attacker from the top of a balcony at Pier 15 near South Street Seaport, DNAinfo reports. The woman is in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital after suffering a fractured pelvis and broken femur after a 25- to 30-foot fall from the balcony onto what appears to be a concrete outdoor seating area. Police suspect that the victim may know the attacker, a fifty-something man with dreadlocks who's roughly five foot eight and 230 pounds. According to Metro, the incident was first reported by NYC Park Advocates official Geoffrey Croft, who spoke with investigators. “The way it was phrased to me was that they met and then they went up to the roof to drink," Croft said.

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Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images