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Brooklyn subway sex attack suspect captured on surveillance

Posted at 8:46 AM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 08:46:53-05

BROOKLYN (PIX11) – Police are on the hunt for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman inside a Brooklyn subway station.

Security cams captured the victim going through a turnstile at the Lorimer stop in Williamsburg.

Just seconds later, the suspect who is wearing a red hoodie, comes up behind her.

As she’s walking up the stairs to leave, police say the man grabs her and tries to pull off her tights.

She puts up a fight and manages to escape. He snatches her cell phone and runs off.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is urged to call police.