MANHATTAN, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Police took an attempted rapist into custody Sunday after a Saturday morning assault inside a Manhattan subway station, authorities said.
The woman, who was headed home from work, was followed off the train and onto the Q train platform at the Lexington Avenue–63rd Street station around 11 a.m. Saturday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said. Jose Reyes allegedly pushed the 25-year-old woman to the ground and tried to rape her.
Bystanders on the platform rushed over to intervene and Reyes stopped the attack, according to police. A witness took cellphone video of the suspect before he fled the station.
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