UNION SQUARE, Manhattan (PIX11) — Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman who was waiting for a train at the 14th Street–Union Square subway station on Sunday, according to authorities.
The victim, 24, was waiting for a northbound N train around 3:30 a.m. when a man walked up to her and sexually assaulted her, police said. The victim tried to walk away, but the man continued to assault her, according to the NYPD. The suspect pushed the woman to the ground, slammed her head on the ground, and continued the assault, police said.
A good Samaritan stopped the attack, but police said the suspect took the victim’s cellphone and escaped.
The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Police describe the suspect as a man in his 40s, around 6 feet tall, with short black hair.
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