The NYPD is in search of the suspect seen in disturbing cellphone video trying to overtly rape a girl on a Manhattan subway platform.
Police mentioned the “brutal sexual assault” occurred because the 25-year-old girl was ready for a Q prepare at a station in midtown Saturday morning.
Transit Police Chief Edward Delatorre mentioned Sunday on Twitter that officers wish to hear from subway riders who intervened, saving the girl from additional hurt.
“We’re seeking the public’s help finding this man, wanted for attempted rape after this brazen and brutal sexual assault yesterday at the 63rd St / Lexington Ave station,” Delatorre mentioned.
Police launched a photograph of the suspect taken from the video.
The video reveals the person on prime of the girl after which strolling away after choosing up a pair of sun shades he had dropped.
Police mentioned the sufferer suffered minor accidents however refused medical consideration.
NBC four New York reported that those that noticed what was occurring yelled on the attacker, “Hey get off her!” as the girl screamed for assist.
“That is disturbing and disgraceful. Nobody ought to ever should expertise any such horrific assault within the transit system,” MTA spokeswoman Abbey Collins instructed the WNBC-TV.
“The MTA is working carefully with the NYPD to seek out the suspect and maintain him accountable to the fullest extent of the regulation,” she mentioned.