By Dan Gesslein
September 26, 2023
NEW YORK - A Good Samaritan stopped a vicious attack on a woman from getting worse by chasing off a man who was sexually assaulting her after slamming her head to the ground at the Union Square subway station, cops said.
At around 3:25 am on September 24, a 24-year-old woman was waiting for the northbound N Train at the 14th Street/Union Square subway station. Cops said a man walked up to the woman and grabbed her breast. As the woman tried to walk away the attacker shoved his hands down her pants and groped her.
As the victim tried to fend the attacker off, the man forced her to the ground. He then slammed the woman’s head on the concrete floor of the station and continued to grope her.
Cops said a Good Samaritan saw the assault and intervened, chasing the attacker off. The suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and ran off.
The victim was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for treatment.
The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion who is 40 years of age. He is six feet tall and 160 pounds. He has short black hair and was last seen wearing dark colored clothing.
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