Couple had sex on New York subway platform in front of riders, police say

Straphangers on the New York City subway got quite a surprise during the morning rush hour last month when they came across a couple having sex on a subway platform, according to officials.

The New York Police Department said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Bowling Green subway station in Lower Manhattan.

Officials said the man, about 200 pounds with brown eyes, started having sex with a woman in front of other subway riders on the platform for the Nos. 4 and 5 subway trains.

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Officials said the incident was witnessed by "multiple customers" inside the station.

A photo of a 200-pound man who allegedly had sex with a woman on a New York City subway platform during the morning rush hour on Friday, Nov. 22.

A photo of a 200-pound man who allegedly had sex with a woman on a New York City subway platform during the morning rush hour on Friday, Nov. 22. (NYPD Crimestoppers)

It was not disclosed if the couple then got on a train or left the station, but officials released a photograph of a man wanted for public lewdness. An image of the woman involved in the incident was not released.

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Anyone with information in regard to the incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or submit tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. Police said that all calls are strictly confidential.