Woman Said She Caught Man Masturbating As She Rode Bus With Her Children

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were asking for the public to help them find a man who attacked a woman as she rode an MTA bus with her children in the Bronx last month.

The assault happened around 5:45 p.m. on July 9, police said. The 27-year-old woman was with her children on the Bx2 Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus when she saw the man masturbating, police said.

The woman asked the man to stop masturbating, and told the bus driver what he was doing, police said. The man came up to the victim and flashed a knife, police said.

The woman struggled with the man and grabbed his hand to defend herself, police said. The man got off the bus when it stopped at 171st Street and Grand Concourse, police said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect.

Bronx Bus Attack Suspect

A surveillance photo of a man police believe pulled a knife on a woman on a bus in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

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

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