A woman has fought off a man who allegedly tried to abduct her as she was walking in a park in Melbourne's east in the late afternoon.
Police said the 36-year-old woman was walking through Churchill National Park in Lysterfield South on the North Boundary Track, just before the Stonemasons Track, about 4.15pm on Saturday when a man approached her from behind.
The man grabbed her around the waist and put a hand over her mouth, attempting to drag her to the ground, police have been told.
The Dandenong North woman managed to get out of the man's grip, run from the area and call triple zero.
She was not physically injured.
Police have released a computer-generated image of a man they want to speak to over the incident.
He is believed to be African in appearance, about 183cm tall, aged between 20 and 40 years old.
He was wearing a grey beanie and a grey jumper.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact trip.