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January 29, 2014

MBTA cops seek man accused of lewd act on train

A commuter was outraged enough to snap a picture of a man she accuses of committing a lewd act on the train.

Now, the officers of the MBTA Transit Police are looking for him.

According to Transit Police, the man depicted in the photograph boarded a Boston-bound train Saturday at either the Gloucester or West Gloucester stations then disembarked at either the Beverly or Swampscott stations. He is accused of masturbating around 8:10 p.m. during the trip

He is described as white male, 5 feet 11 to 6 feet 1, with a slim build. On the train, he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a flat-brimmed baseball hat and carrying a dark purple backpack.

Transit police detectives are asking that anyone who knows the whereabouts or identity of the man pictured call the MBTA’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. Those wishing to remain anonymous may text tips for the investigators to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on the MBTA’s SeeSay app.

“We encourage riders who see such behavior to use their phones if they feel safe and take a picture and report it to us,” said a Transit Police spokesman. “We’re confident that with the public’s assistance, we’ll catch the guy.”

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