Man flashes, harasses commuter at Borough Hall subway station: NYPD

cops searching for man who flashed self on subway
Police are searching for a man who allegedly flashed himself at the Borough Hall train station earlier this month.
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Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly flashed himself in a Downtown Brooklyn subway station this month. 

On Aug. 5 at around 11:45 a.m., the victim was standing on the platform waiting for a southbound 2 train at the Borough Hall station when an unknown individual began to approach her, exposing his genitals and masturbating as he walked towards her. 

The flasher then fled the scene of the crime on foot. The victim was not physically injured in the incident.

Police search for suspect in Borough Hall lewdness crime which occurred at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 5.
Cops said the creep fled the scene after flashing the victim. Photo courtesy of NYPD

The individual is described as being male, approximately 30 years old, weighing 200 pounds and standing approximately 6’4” in height with a dark complexion. 

Earlier this month, police reported two similar incidents when a man exposed himself and masturbated on subway trains in close proximity to other riders. So far this year, 40 transit crimes and 44 non-rape sex crimes have been reported in the 84th Precinct, where the Aug. 5 incident occurred, per NYPD statistics

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips and all tips are strictly confidential.