SHOCKING footage shows the moment a man apparently tried to rape a woman on a subway platform before being chased away by onlookers, cops say.
The 25-year-old victim was waiting for a Q train in New York’s Upper East Side at 11am on Saturday when the man pushed her onto the ground, according to police.
The attacker allegedly climbed on top of the woman and tried to rape her, but stopped when a crowd formed.
A cell phone video taken by a bystander shows the man on top of the woman, seemingly attempting to force himself onto her.
He then appears to exchange words with somebody out of shot, and gets up off the woman and walks away.
The footage, sent out by cops, is muted but NBC’s Myles Miller reported that the woman is heard screaming and yells at the crowd to get off her in the original video.
The victim suffered mild injuries and refused medical attention, according to the NYPD.
Cops said the suspect was last seen wearing sunglasses, a black long sleeve shirt, dark cargo pants and brown shoes.
A suspect has since been arrested, the NYPD said.
“Thank you to all involved in the investigation/apprehension. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim of this heinous unprovoked attack,” police commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted.
Viewers of the video expressed their anger at the individual who filmed the alleged attack.
“This p****d me off on so many levels. The one recording should also kick his ass and save her. What is WRONG WITH PEOPLE!!!!,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added: “Again another video of a man assaulting a woman while people stand there filming. If you need to film it, set the camera up, so you can film yourself kicking this dudes ass.”
The violent crime comes during another brutal weekend of crime in the city.
Shawn Elliot, 49, was stabbed in the torso in the Bronx around 11 p.m. Saturday and died in Lincoln Hospital. Another victim was also stabbed but remains in stable condition, according to cops.
In Brooklyn, cops responding to a 911 call found a 24-year-old Elijah Mims unconscious with multiple gunshot wounds to his face and body inside of a dark colored sedan. He was taken to Woodhull hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In East Harlem, an unresponsive 25-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head.