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Off-Duty Police Officer Groped While Riding A Train, Police Say

 A straphanger groped an off-duty police officer as he was riding the A train to work, police said.
A straphanger groped an off-duty police officer as he was riding the A train to work, police said.
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COLUMBUS CIRCLE — A straphanger groped an off-duty police officer as he rode the A train to work, police said.

The 33-year-old officer from Manhattan was riding an A train traveling southbound near Columbus Circle and West 58th Street around 8:15 a.m. on March 30 when a man he didn’t know groped his crotch area, the NYPD said.

The officer tried to catch the groper, but the man exited the train and disappeared into a crowd, police said.

The assailant left the station and fled to an unknown location, the NYPD said.

The off-duty officer reviewed videos from cameras at the location, but the review was unsuccessful, police said.