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Police: Would Be Rapist Pulled Woman’s Pants Down At Manhattan Subway Stop

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Police say this man pulled a woman's pants down during an attack at a subway station in Morningside Heights. (Credit NYPD)

Police say this man pulled a woman’s pants down during an attack at a subway station in Morningside Heights. (Credit NYPD)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Morningside Heights.

At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, a 36-year-old woman was exiting the subway station at 110th Street and Cathedral Parkway when the suspect approached her from behind and pulled her pants down.

The victim began to scream and the suspect fled. No injuries were reported.

The suspect has been described as a 35-year-old black male. He is 6-ft tall, weighs 250-lbs, and was wearing a black cap, black sneakers, and a waist length black jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the NYPD’c Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637[CRIMES} and entering TIP577.

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