Police search for suspect in Metro sexual abuse incident

Passengers wait on the platform before boarding a train at the U Street Metro Station in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2015, part of the public mass transit network for Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a man that a female Metro passenger says inappropriately touched her while he was seated next to her on a train.

The incident happened about 5:18 p.m.on the Blue Line train in the area of the Stadium-Armory Metro stop Friday, Feb. 1, according to police.

Metro Transit police say that the man who is is being sought in the misdemeanor sexual abuse incident evaded fare on both entry and exit at the station.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metro Transit Police at 301-955-5000 or to text “MyMTPD” or 696875.

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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