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NYPD Seeks Q Train Rider Who Allegedly Masturbated, Then Wiped His Hands On Subway Pole

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The police are looking for a subway rider accused of public lewdness on a Q train—and their description is pretty detailed.

The incident took place around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 21st, on a southbound Q train that just departed the Dekalb Avenue station in Brooklyn. According to the NYPD, "the individual laid across a train bench with his hands down his pants masturbating in full view of other passengers. Once he completed the act, the individual stood up, wiped his hands on one of the train's hand poles and lit a cigarette."

The suspect exited the train at Church Avenue and left in an unknown direction. Police described him as being about 50 to 60 years old and 5'8", noting he was last seen wearing a light colored knit cap, a blue hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket, gray sweatpants, black and white sneakers and he carried a black backpack. Images of the suspect have been released:

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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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

If you see or experience sexual misconduct in the subway, you can report it to the MTA and police on this website. There's also a place for you to upload photos and/or video.

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