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Police are searching for this man they believe is connected to a forcible touching incident that occurred in the 74 St 7 station Wednesday night. (NYPD)

Police are searching for this man they believe is connected to a forcible touching incident that occurred in the 74 St 7 station Wednesday night. (NYPD)

JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — Police are asking for the public’s help Friday in locating a man they believe is connected to a forcible touching incident that occurred in a 7-train station Wednesday night.

Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the victim was walking through the 74 St 7-train station in Jackson Heights when the man allegedly leaned over and fondled her as she passed by, police said.

Another passenger snapped a photo with her cell phone as the man ran out of the station.

The man is described as being in his 30s, around 5-feet 8-inches tall and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt, white pants, black shoes, a black baseball cap and sunglasses.

He can be seen in a photo obtained by police and released to the public.

If you have any information related to this incident, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.