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BROAD CHANNEL, Queens — Police are asking for the public's help Sunday to identify a man who allegedly masturbated in front of a woman on the A train.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the woman saw the man on a southbound A train around 5 p.m. after the train left the Broad Channel station at Noel and West roads in Broad Channel.

The man sat across from her and allegedly exposed his groin and began to masturbate, police said.

He exited the train in an unknown direction.

He is described as being around 40 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair and was last seen wearing a green baseball hat and blue jeans. He has a tattoo of a cross on his arm.

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

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

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