CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — Police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman at an MBTA station in Cambridge on Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the Kendall Square MBTA station around 7:20 a.m., according to a citizen’s alert released by Cambridge police.

The woman told police that after she exited the station, a man approached her, spoke with her briefly, and then grabbed the woman’s buttocks.

Police say the woman yelled, then punched the man in the face.

The man appeared startled, police said, as he then walked away.

Police released a photograph, captured by the victim, of the man, hoping someone will be able to identify him.

Police released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Cambridge on Sunday morning. (Photo Credit: Cambridge Police Department)

Police released a photograph, captured by the victim, hoping someone will recognize the assault suspect. (Photo Credit: Cambridge Police Department)

MBTA riders say they can’t believe something like that would happen in the city.

“It’s surprising because I feel like Cambridge is usually pretty safe, especially around this area,” said T rider Cecilia Zhou. “There’s a lot of traffic going on all the time.”

The suspect is described as a black man, with a medium build and dreadlocks. He was wearing a red shirt, black pants, white headphones, and a dark-colored backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge Police at (617) 349-3300.

Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message to TIP411 (847411). Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message.


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