By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say punched a woman in the face and tried to sexually assault her at a subway station in Lower Manhattan.

It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall/Chambers Street station.

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Police said the woman was walking down the stairs to enter the station when the man punched her and tried to take off her skirt.

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A Good Samaritan jumped in, got the suspect off the victim and called 911.

The suspect then ran off.

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Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team