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Man wearing Santa hat accused of grabbing women’s buttocks at Flatiron subway station

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The man wearing a Santa hat is accused of grabbing two women's buttocks in separate incidents on Feb. 8. (DCPI)

The man wearing a Santa hat is accused of grabbing two women’s buttocks in separate incidents on Feb. 8. (DCPI)

FLATIRON, Manhattan — A man wearing a red Santa Claus hat is wanted for allegedly grabbing two women’s buttocks in separate incidents at the 23rd Street subway station on Feb. 8.

The man was at the station between Fifth Avenue and East 23rd Street from 7 to 7:30 p.m., police said.

He approached the first woman, 32, on the subway platform and grabbed her buttocks, police said. The woman left the station shortly after.

He then grabbed another woman, 34, as she was walking up the stairs to the station’s exit a little while later, police said.

The Santa hat-wearing man eventually left the station and walked down West 22nd Street.

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