Suspects sought in bias attack in Midtown

Police are searching for this suspect and three other men who allegedly attacked two men in Midtown after shouting anti-gay remarks at them. (NYPD)
Police are searching for this suspect and three other men who allegedly attacked two men in Midtown this past weekend after shouting anti-gay remarks at them. Credit: NYPD

A group of men violently attacked two victims near Madison Square Garden on Sunday night after shouting anti-gay remarks at them, police said.

The four suspects verbally harassed two men, 22 and 28, as they were walking southbound on Eighth Avenue near 34th Street at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Sunday. The suspects got closer to the victims and pushed them to the ground, cops said. The suspects punched one victim in the face, causing him to suffer a broken nose. The other victim had bruising on his right hand.

The victims were treated and released from Bellevue Hospital. Police released images of one of the suspects, described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, with brown hair and a tattoo on his left forearm. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, white sneakers, a #7 Knicks Jersey and blue jeans.

The three other suspects are also described to be in their 20s.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn said today that she was “appalled” by the crime.

“Hateful assaults like these are an affront to everything our great city stands for, and I urge the perpetrators to turn themselves in immediately,” she said. “No one should have to fear being attacked on our streets because of who they are or who they love.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.



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