Man gropes teen, threatens her with knife at Times Square subway station: police

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Photos of a man accused of groping a woman and threatening her with a knife in the Times Square subway station were released Tuesday by police.

The man pictured is sought for groping and threatening a woman in a Manhattan train station on Dec. 2, 2017, according to police. (NYPD)

A man approached the 19-year-old from behind inside the 42 Street Nos. 1, 2 and 3 subway station in Times Square on Dec. 2, 2017 around 3 p.m., police said.

He grabbed the woman’s breasts and touched her genitals, police said.

When she turned around, police said he was holding a knife and said he would stab her if he saw her again.

The woman boarded a northbound train and the man stayed at the station, police said.

He is described as a 40- to 50-year-old man standing 5 feet 4 to 6 inches tall, weighing 200, with a beard. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, yellow sunglasses, a black long sleeved shirt with white stripes, blue jeans, black sneakers and he had on a black and red backpack.

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