NYPD searches for man who forcibly touched woman in Astoria subway station

NYPD searches for this man who allegedly forcibly touched a 22-year-old woman at an Astoria subway station. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is currently searching for a man who forcibly touched a woman within the confines of the 114th Precinct at the Broadway and 46th Street subway station Sunday, Sept. 4. 

At approximately 2:24 p.m. inside the subway station, a 22-year-old woman was walking down the stairs when a male approached her, placing his hands underneath her skirt and grabbing her before fleeing on foot toward 46th Street. 

The individual is described as a Hispanic male, last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans, black boots and a blue knapsack. 

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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