The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified male, seen in the attached surveillance photograph, who is sought in connection with a public lewdness incident in Transit, which occurred within the confines of the 6th Precinct / Transit District 2 in Manhattan.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, February 08, 2022, at 1935 hours, aboard a Manhattan-bound M train, at the W. 4th Street Station, an unidentified male used his cellphone to record the victim, a 23-year-old female, as he masturbated over his clothing.

The victim fled the train for safety at the W. 4th Street station.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by entering TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.