Police Release Photos and Video of Alleged Subway Attacker

Police have released surveillance images of a man they say attempted to rape a woman in the stairwell at the 86th Street subway station on the Broadway line. They also sent the following description:

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male (person of interest) depicted in the attached video and photos for a sexual abuse incident that occurred within the 24 Precinct (Transit District #1). The details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 0030 hours, on the stairway leading into the West 86 Street/Broadway subway station, a 32-year-old woman was pushed up against the wall and sexually abused by an unidentified male. The victim fought back and the male then fled the station on foot to parts unknown. The victim was removed by EMS to an area hospital for treatment, before being released.

The individual is described as an adult male, with short black hair, approximately 5’10” tall, and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat, a white shirt, a grey jacket and grey sneakers.

The video and photos were taken from the vicinity of the incident location.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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