Man masturbates in front of straphanger while staring at her on F train: police

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Police need the public's help identifying this man accused of masturbating in front of a woman on a F train. (NYPD)

Police need the public’s help identifying this man accused of masturbating in front of a woman on a F train. (NYPD)

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens – Police are looking for a man who masturbated in front of a woman on a subway train.

The NYPD said the public lewdness incident happened on Saturday, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:10 p.m., on a southbound F train near the Northern Boulevard Station.

Police said a straphanger sitting across the 26-year-old victim was touching himself while staring at the woman aboard the train.

The man is described to be in his 50s, around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a green and black plaid shirt, light-colored pants while carrying a beige messenger bag.

Police released photos – taken by the victim – asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.