WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

***Update Sunday, April 16, 2017 6:30 a.m.****

 Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 3:00 a.m. the following individual has been arrested and charged regarding the above incident:

Arrested:

  • Stephenson, Kimani
  • 24-year-old male
  • 709 FDR Drive
  • Manhattan, NY

 Charges:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault
  • Sex Abuse

 The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos, sought for questioning, in regards to an assault and forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 6 Precinct/ Transit District #2. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Friday, April 14, 2017 at approximately 4:20 a.m. the victim, a 22-year old female, was on the northbound platform of the ‘F/M’ train at the 14 Street and 6 Avenue subway station, when she was approached by an unknown individual, who touched her chest and groin area. When the victim confronted the individual, he pushed her, causing her to fall onto the train tracks. The victim was pulled to safety by good Samaritan and the individual fled the station in an unknown direction. EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of injuries to her left wrist, left leg and shoulder.

The person of interest sought for questioning is described as a:

  •  Male black in his 20’s, approximately 5’10”-6’0″ tall, medium complexion, black hair, goatee, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a red bomber jacket with multi-colored patches, a black hoody, black denim jeans, carrying a blue back pack, a white construction type helmet, and light colored shoes.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All call are strictly confidential.