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.
ARRESTED: The suspect in this case has been apprehended and the investigation by @NYPDDetectives continues as we move forward to prosecution- We continue to encourage anyone with information on this or any other crime to contact @NYPDTips https://t.co/sytZngDeaS— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) August 30, 2020
The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
"We received three Crime Stopper tips that were very instrumental," NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said.