Woman fights off sexual assault attempt at Fulton Street subway station, police say

Police said suspect this man of attempting to sexually assault a woman at the Fulton Street subway station last week. Credit: DCPI
Police said suspect this man of attempting to sexually assault a woman at the Fulton Street subway station last week.
Credit: DCPI

A woman fought off an attempted sexual assault at the Fulton Street subway station in lower Manhattan last week, and cops are looking for her attacker.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was walking inside the subway station at Fulton and Nassau streets about 11 p.m. on March 31 when a man grabbed her neck from behind as she approached a turnstile.

The suspect covered the woman’s mouth and dragged her toward a station elevator, telling her, “I just want to love you, baby,” according to police.

The woman began to scream and bit the man on the hand before kicking an emergency intercom near the elevator.

The suspect released the woman and fled the station. No injuries were reported.

A camera caught the man near where the incident occurred, police said. He is described as black, 5-foot-8, in his 20s and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded snorkel-style ski jacket.

Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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