A woman in a Manhattan subway station was assaulted by a man who kissed her before beating her.

2016_12_canalstasusp.jpgPolice say the incident occurred on November 19th at 3:25 a.m. at the Canal Street station near the J train area. According to a statement from the NYPD, the man approached the woman from behind, pinned her against the turnstile, and forcibly kissed her. He then threw her to the floor and kicked her in the stomach and back.

The victim did not seek medical attention at the time. The NYPD released images of the suspect, describing him as 5'10" and about 175 pounds with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.