Man masturbates, lights cigarette on NYC subway train

Police in New York are looking for a man who masturbated on a Brooklyn subway train, wiped his hand on a pole, and then lighted up a cigarette.

It happened about 12:30 p.m. Monday on a southbound "Q" train.  The NYPD says the man laid across a train bench with his hands down his pants and started masturbating in full view of other passengers.

Once he completed the act, the man stood up, wiped his hands on one of the train's hand poles and lit a cigarette.

The man got off of the train at the Church Avenue station and took off in an unknown direction.

The man is black, 50 to 60 years old, 5'8".  He was wearing a light colored knit cap, a blue hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket, gray sweatpants, black and white sneakers and he carried a black backpack.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.