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Police: Man Sat Down Next To Woman On D Train, Performed Lewd Act


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were asking the public to help them find a man who allegedly sat down next to a woman on a subway train in Brooklyn and began masturbating.

Around noon on Saturday, July 19, the 27-year-old woman was on an outbound D Train near the New Utrecht Avenue-62nd Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, when the man sat down next to her, police said.

The woman noticed the man place a bag over his lap and start masturbating, police said.

The suspect was described as an Asian male about 40 years old, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. No clothing description was available.

Police have released video from the time of the incident.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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