New York City police arrested a male suspect in an alleged attempt to commit a crime. Rape a woman Last week on a moving subway in Manhattan
Chris Tapia (23), of Staten Island is charged with attempted murder. Sexual abuseforcible touching, public lewdness.
Police claimed that a 24-year-old woman was moving. northbound ‘4’ train November 17, when an unknown person sat right next to her.
According to police, the man touched the woman’s skirt and tried to pull it down. Police said that the woman tried to flee to safety to another train car.
The suspect walked to the Bowling Green subway station, where he boarded a ferry that took him to Staten Island.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Tapia had retained an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.
The alleged sexual assault occurred amid a general increase in violence on New York City’s subways. A woman and a good Samaritan were allegedly sexually assaulted earlier this week. Injured on an L train In Manhattan, an unprovoked attack took place as I pulled into the 14th Street Union Square Station.