Cypress Hills

Teenager attacked at Cypress Hills subway station

December 26, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Screenshot from a video of suspected subway attacker entering the J train station on Dec. 18, allegedly without paying his fare. Video courtesy of the NYPD

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly attempted to throw a 19-year-old woman onto the elevated subway tracks at a Cypress Hills subway station after trying to force her to perform a sex act.

On Dec. 18 around 1:30 a.m., a teenager was approached by a man at the J train station and dragged by her hair as the man demanded she form a sexual act on him, police said.

The man allegedly tried to throw the woman onto the tracks, but fled after she fought back.

Police released video of the suspect entering the train station by ducking under the turnstile.

The attacker is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 6 feet tall, between 220 to 235 pounds with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat, a black jacket and dark blue jeans.

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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