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Cops searching for accused L train subway masturbator

The NYPD in hoping to nab a man accused of staring at a woman on the subway while masturbating.

The NYPD in hoping to nab a man accused of staring at a woman on the subway while masturbating.

According to police, a 34-year-old woman told officers it happened while she was riding a Manhattan-bound L-train on April 18. She said the man boarded at the Montrose Avenue station in Brooklyn and began masturbating while looking at her. He got off the train at Union Square.

The woman was able to capture a photo of the man on her cell phone, which she sent to police. The suspect is between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 6-foot and 175 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jogging pants.

This is the second suspect in two days police have announced they're looking for in connection with lewd acts on the subway. On Tuesday, police released a photo of this man, wanted for using his cell phone to snap a picture beneath a woman's skirt on the 4 train.