What to Know
- A 27-year-old woman was sexually attacked and robbed of nearly $50 early Thursday while riding an uptown 4 train in Brooklyn, police say
- The man first tried to kiss the woman, but she got away, and then threw her to the ground, where he attacked her and stole money from her
- The victim was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries; the suspect was arrested Friday night
Police say they've arrested the man suspected of trying to rape a woman on the subway in Brooklyn early Thursday.
Daniel Jean-Pierre, 37, of Brooklyn, was arrested Friday, a day after police released surveillance video of the suspect. He's facing charges of attempted rape, robbery, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, forcible touching, petit larceny and assault. It's not clear if he has an attorney.
According to police, the 27-year-old victim boarded an uptown 4 train at around 1 a.m. at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights when the suspect immediately tried to kiss her, according to the NYPD. She quickly tried to push the man away, but he grabbed onto her and the two struggled, knocking the woman to the ground.
As she was getting up, police said the man pulled down her pants and underwear down and sexually attacked her. She moved away from the man, who continued to try to touch her genitals.
He was then able to hold down both of her arms, stole about $50 from her and fled once the train stopped at the Barclays Center station, officials said.
She tried to follow the man, but eventually lost sight of him when he jumped onto the tracks, authorities said. The victim was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries.