Man sought for allegedly stalking J train rider as she rode to work last month: NYPD

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Cops are looking for this suspect, who allegedly stalked a woman onboard a J train and chased her through the streets of Jamaica last month.
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A J train rider was stalked by a stranger as her subway crossed into Queens from Brooklyn last month.

The 48-year-old woman’s harrowing ordeal began around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 19 after she entered a nearly empty car on the northbound J train at the Cypress Hills subway station when the suspect approached her and said, “Hey, you cute,” while staring at her, according to the NYPD.

The victim moved immediately to another car but the perpetrator followed her and sat down directly in front of her while staring in her direction. The woman ran off the train after it entered the Jamaica-Parsons/Archer subway station as her antagonist allegedly pursued her.

The NYPD released surveillance video on Friday that shows the man running after her outside the Joseph P. Addabbo federal building, located at 155-10 Jamaica Ave., where the victim works.

She ran into the lobby where the suspect followed and an altercation ensued before security guards intervened and the man fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said, adding that the victim was not injured during the incident.

The NYPD described the suspect as having a light complexion, between 20 and 25 years old, approximately 5’5” tall, and 140 pounds with black hair. He was last seen wearing a New York Knicks jacket over a blue t-shirt, a blue and white face covering, blue sweatpants and light-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.