Bystander films man attempting to rape woman on subway platform. Man ‘tries to rape woman on New York subway platform

A man has been filmed ‘attempting to rape’ a woman, 25, on a platform of the New York subway. The alleged attack took place around 11am on Saturday at the Q train station at Lexington Avenue and East 63 Street in Manhattan. According to police, the woman was waiting for a train when the attacker approached and pushed her to the ground.

New York Police said: ‘The individual then climbed on top of the female and attempted to rape her, but he stopped when a crowd of bystanders formed.’ In footage of the incident released by police in a bid to find the suspect, someone can be heard shouting, ‘Hey get off her!’ The man eventually gets off, picks up his sunglasses from the ground and walks away.