Subway creep in Manhattan tried to rape young woman on 2 train: cops

Manhattan rape attempt suspect
The suspect sought for attempting to rape a woman on board a 2 train that departed from Harlem on Jan. 1, 2023.
Screenshot from video courtesy of NYPD

Special victims detectives in Manhattan are looking for the creep who tried to rape a young woman on board a subway train on New Year’s Day.

The heinous attack was ultimately stopped by a good Samaritan who intervened and helped get the woman to safety, police sources noted.

On Tuesday morning, the NYPD released video footage of the perverted perpetrator sought for the incident on board a Downtown-bound 2 train at the 125th Street station in Harlem at about 9:57 p.m. on Jan. 1.

According to law enforcement sources, the suspect followed the 18-year-old victim onto the train, then approached her moments after it departed from the 125th Street stop.

Authorities said the deviant exposed himself to the young woman, then attempted to pull her pants down as the train approached the 72nd Street station on the Upper West Side.

Police noted that the creep’s efforts were thwarted by a good Samaritan who helped the victim escape to another train car. Cops said the pervert remained on the train, but departed at the 42nd Street stop, where he fled out of the station to parts unknown.

The incident was reported to the 20th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 1. Police said the victim was evaluated at Kings County Hospital, but no serious physical injuries were reported.

The video footage that the NYPD released Tuesday morning shows the suspect on camera inside the 125th Street station before the incident, wearing dark clothing and red sneakers while carrying a food bag and beverage from McDonald’s.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.