Man takes off pants and underwear and tries to rape stranger on Manhattan subway


NEW YORK — A man took off his pants and underwear and attempted to rape a woman on a Manhattan subway, police said Thursday.

The 24-year-old victim was riding an uptown 4 train when the stranger took off his pants and underwear and lay on top of her around 11:30 p.m. Nov. 17, police said. He groped her and tried to pull down her skirt.

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The woman fled to another train car. Her attacker got off the train at the Bowling Green stop and then boarded a ferry to Staten Island.

Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect and are asking the public to identify and locate him.

He is described as 25 to 35 years old with dyed blond hair and a right eyebrow piercing. He wore a black winter jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, a gray hoodie and track pants with the BMW logo and white sneakers.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All conversations are treated confidentially.



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