A woman's Friday morning subway commute turned into a nightmare when a shirtless man allegedly shoved his crotch into her arm.
The incident took place yesterday, on August 4th, around 10:20 a.m. According to the NYPD, the victim, a 36-year-old woman was on a northbound 7 train when a man "pressed his groin against the victim's arm."
The victim and suspect got into a physical altercation, police say, and when the train got to the 40 Street and Lowery Street subway station, the suspect fled north on 40 Street towards Queens Boulevard.
The victim was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital for observation.
Authorities released surveillance video of the suspect, describing him as having brown eyes and black hair and last seen wearing black sneakers, and black jeans.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
If you see or experience sexual misconduct in the subway (this includes seeing a masturbator, being groped, being grinded on, etc.), 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. Don't let the perverts win.