NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police said a man tried to sexually assault a woman at knifepoint inside a subway station in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning.

The woman was allegedly attacked while sitting on a southbound F train at 2:25 a.m. at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station.

Police said the suspect put his hand around the victim’s throat and brandished a knife. The man then allegedly took her pocketbook, which had an iPhone and money in it.

Surveillance of Brooklyn robbery, attempted rape suspect (credit: CBS 2)

Police said the suspect then demanded the victim remove her underwear, but no sexual assault was committed.

The suspect fled the train and was seen on video crossing the northbound platform at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station.

Police released a sketch of the suspect, whom they describe as a bald Black man between 45 and 50-years-old, around 5’10” and 200 lbs., with scruffy facial hair and a stocky build.

He was last seen wearing a maroon sweater, dark colored pants and dark colored work shoes.

Police do not believe this attack is related to a recent string of sexual assaults in Park Slope.

Before this, have you had safety concerns on the F train? Sound off in our comments section below…

Comments (17)
  1. Linda says:

    Where the heck are all the beat cops or don’t they walk a beat anymore ? If this is an on going thing there should be transit cops on every train. What the heck, you never see a cop on any streets doing their jobs, what gives ?

  2. Joe Schmo says:

    Let’s not forget wearing “dark colored skin” (as well as pants). Although that usually goes without saying even without a pic or description of race.

  3. The Facts says:

    Why use a capital “B” when identifying the perp’s race when a small “w” is always used for whites. This is not consistant reporting.

    1. the truth says:

      because more blacks commit these crimes per capita? or perhaps its always a black guy that everyone has to worry about causing problems on the subway, i think thats why they do it

  4. Al Sharpton says:

    “He was last seen wearing a maroon sweater, dark colored pants and dark colored work shoes.” And was wearing a pair of lace panties over his head.

  5. Fernando Martinez says:

    You might want to check he New York City Police Department…

    1. Bobby Blue says:

      ba haha!
      3rd shift under cover taken to extreme.

  6. Le Nwwaert says:


    1. Timothy Scuderi says:

      They are just describing what he looks like. If they just said “5’10” and 200 lbs” then the pool of suspects that fit that description is just too large.

    2. Davis says:

      Le Nwwaert (or in english “little nitwit”,

      1)Full capitalization is equal to yelling.

      2) The photo speaks for itself…much as your comment style.

      1. IgnoranteElephante says:

        You people can’t be that bad at detecting sarcasm, can you?

        1. Le Nwwaert says:

          YES THEY CAN

    3. 2gruesome2b says:

      why not limit the description to, “a life form, with certain features consistent to those called homo sapiens, with no certain identification as to size, color, mental state or whether it is a n.y. yankees or n.y. mets fan”? this way, no one could possibly take offense at racial implications, except those who are either n.y. yankee or n.y. mets fans.

    4. harald ashburn says:

      because he is a typical Ni##er

  7. nikki says:

    yes i have had concerns about this station but who hasnt had.. i got robbed at the other end of the train station its poorly lit in this area at either end and its completely empty. we all know and understand that we cant prevent people from taking the train that do these crimes.they should have at least 3 police officers in the station during certain times of the day and night

    1. Joe of B'hurst says:

      There is a major incident at this train station, weekly. I don’t know if this station is the perfect spot to commit crimes due to the platform being curved, or that the southern exit leads to a deserted park.

  8. j says:

    Corrupt DEA where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.

    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal from them.

    Given the choice of suspension or dealing with their debt most DEA are thinking outside the box.

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