Cops searching for man who groped woman in Midtown East subway station

Security cameras captured images of the suspect.
Security cameras captured images of the suspect. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are searching for a man who groped a 45-year-old woman at a Midtown East subway station last week.

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The stranger sexually assaulted the victim on the northbound 6 train platform at the East 51st Street and Lexington Avenue subway station on Sept. 16 around 8:20 a.m., authorities said.

He fled onto a northbound 6 train after the attack, according to officials.

The woman was not injured by the assault.

Police are asking anyone with information on the sexual assault to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Anonymous tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.