A New York City man who was caught on camera allegedly attempting to rape a 25-year-old woman on an Upper East Side subway platform has been arrested, authorities said.
Detectives with the 23rd Precinct took Jose Reyes, a Bronx resident, into custody on Sunday at 12:29pm at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 105th Street in East Harlem.
He has been charged with attempted rape, assault and harassment.
Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said during a press conference that police used the NYPD’s facial recognition program to identify Reyes.
The program matched an image of Reyes’ face to a previous mugshot he acquired earlier this year from a criminal mischief arrest.
Harrison also said that three tips reported to the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline helped locate Reyes.