A 21-year-old woman visiting New York City from St. Louis, Missouri was raped on a subway platform, police said on Thursday.
The attacker reportedly approached the female tourist at a bus terminal on 42nd street in Midtown on September 1st at 3 a.m. and offered to help her navigate the subway station.
“From there, the man led her to multiple other subway stations, officials said. In one of those stations, he led her to the end of a platform towards the tunnel, then raped her, authorities said. It was not immediately clear in what station the attack ultimately took place,” Pix 11 reported.
Police are asking the public for help finding the assailant.
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*Police sketch of alleged rapist*
A 21-year-old woman was kidnaped and raped on a Manhattan subway station platform. https://t.co/MZBlYPCEHK
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) September 10, 2022
A 21-year-old woman (a tourist) entered the station at 42nd St. and Eighth Ave. around 3 a.m. on 9/1.
The man said he’d show her around and rode with her to multiple stations.
Then he took her toward a tunnel at the end of a platform and raped her.https://t.co/bi8WAi5UMI
— Crime in NYC (@CrimeInNYC) September 9, 2022
Fox 5 added:
The woman was transported to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
The NYPD released a sketch of a possible person of interest in the case. He is described as dark-skinned with facial hair and a scar on his forehead. He was last seen wearing burgundy and gold shorts and black and white Croc shoes.
From CBS New York: