Bystander films man attempting to rape

Bystander films man attempting to New York subway platform

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.