TYrone Brown, a 38-year-old homeless man, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape a woman at a New York City Subway station in Queens.
Brown was captured Saturday morning in connection with the attack that occurred around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, New York police said. It was accused of attempted rape, sexual abuse, and criminal possession of a controlled substancesaid the police.
The 30-year-old victim reported that a man approached her from behind while climbing the street stairway that runs from the 169th Street subway station (line F) near Hillside Avenue in the Jamaica neighborhood. The alleged assailant approached her, put his hand under her skirt, lowered her stockings and tried to rape herauthorities said.
The suspect fled after being seen by a passerby, but it was captured by security cameras. The victim refused to receive medical attention, he said. New York Post.
In 2021 there have been several homicides and natural deaths in the New York subway, in addition to various incidents, some more serious than others. In May, the violence led then-Governor Andrew Cuomo to claim that the subway was not safe for children. Months before, in January, the interim president Feinberg, denounced in a letter sent to the mayor that NYC’s violence and “mental health crisis” were wreaking havoc on the transportation system. Since then the situation has not improved.