Suspect wanted for exposing himself on Midtown East subway

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Police are searching for this man in connection with an incident of public lewdness. (DCPI)

Police are searching for this man in connection with an incident of public lewdness. (DCPI)

MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — Police are searching for a man they say exposed himself on the subway in Midtown East.

The victim, 27, was riding the southbound R Train Friday morning around 8:30 a.m., in the vicinity of the East 59th Street and Lexington Avenue subway station.

The victim told police while aboard the train,  she witnessed the suspect exposed and fondled himself while staring at her. She was able to take a picture of the suspect before getting off the train.

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.