The New York City Police Department (NYPD) arrested a man suspected to be the individual caught on video allegedly attempting to rape a woman at a Manhattan subway station, numerous sources reported.
A woman was grabbed from behind at around 11 a.m. Saturday while waiting for a train on the subway platform at the Lexington Av-63 Street station, the NYPD said according to NBC New York. Police on Sunday arrested Jose Reyes, who they allege exited the same train as the victim at the station.
.@NYPDSVU arrests Jose Reyes in attempted rape; facial recognition aided in the arrest, he was previously arrested earlier this year and matched the mugshot, according to @NYPDDetectives. https://t.co/9ISy9BCkPR
— 𝐌𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐍. 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 (@MylesMill) August 30, 2020
This is an additional photo of the suspect- If you were one of the witnesses who stepped in and saved the victim from further harm, we’d like to hear from you- You can DM @NYPDTips (for Spanish, call 888-57-PISTA)- and please call 911 immediately if you spot him pic.twitter.com/kmlMSSs1Wv
— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) August 30, 2020
After grabbing the woman, the man threw her down and got on top of her. A crowd of bystanders noticed what was happening, and the suspect ran off. The victim reportedly suffered minor injuries.
“This heinous and horrendous act was interrupted by a good Samaritan who observed and got him to cease his behavior while subsequently videotaping the incident,” Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said according to NBC.