NEW YORK (WPIX) — An assailant raped a woman on a New York City subway platform, authorities said Thursday in a public appeal for tips.

The victim, 21, first encountered her attacker inside the 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal station on the A/C/E lines in Midtown Manhattan around 3 a.m. on Sept. 1, police said.

From there, the man led her to multiple other subway stations, officials said. In one of those stations, he led her to the end of a platform towards the tunnel, then raped her, authorities said. It was not immediately clear in what station the attack ultimately took place.

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First responders took the victim to an area hospital for treatment.

Investigators released a sketch of the suspect, who’s described as having facial hair and a scar on his forehead. He was last seen wearing burgundy and gold shorts, with black and white Crocs.

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