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NYPD: Teen Boy Fought Off Groper On Brooklyn Subway Platform

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Photograph by drpavloff / Flickr



A 16-year-old boy was kissed and groped by a man in a Brooklyn subway station earlier this year, and police are still looking for the assailant.

The incident took place at around 7:45 p.m. on January 8th, at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station. According to the NYPD, the victim was waiting on the northbound B platform "when he was approached by an unknown male individual who attempted to engage the victim in a verbal discussion before he kissed the victim on the mouth and physically touched the victim about his body and groin."

The boy was able to push the man away before boarding a B train, police say. The suspect remained on the platform and then allegedly fled on foot.

Authorities released video of the suspect, who is described as being about 20-30 years old, 5'6" tall and 160 pounds; he was last seen wearing and dark cap and all dark clothing.



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.

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