Man arrested after 'assaulting plain clothes police officer on New York subway'

Man arrested after 'assaulting plain clothes police officer on New York subway'

The alleged attack took place on a subway train

Monday, October 30, 2017

A man travelling on the subway in New York allegedly rubbed his crotch on a woman several times, but had a bit of a shock when he found out who she was.

The woman was actually a police officer in plain clothes and so alleged attacker Felipe Mondragon was arrested and removed from the train, according to The Metro.

The 52-year-old allegedly started the assault at roughly 9am local time on Thursday (October 24) after the train pulled away from Union Square station.

At the time the police officer was also travelling with another officer and a sergeant, both were also in plain clothes.

The man has been charged with sexual abuse and forcible touching.

The woman he allegedly assaulted has not been named but was reportedly a member of the New York Police Department Transit Bureau’s Anti-Crime Squad.

This group patrols several public transport routes in an attempt to crack down on crime as people travel.