Police say the trio made anti-gay statement to the victim and then physically assaulted him. (Credit: DCPI)
Police are searching for three men in connection with a possible anti-gay attack in Manhattan last month.
The victim, 27, and another man, 34, were walking along First Avenue near 15th Street about 3 a.m. on Jan. 1 when they got into a verbal dispute with the suspects. The three men allegedly shouted anti-gay statements and then physically assaulted the victim, who suffered bruising to the side of his head.
Police released photos of the suspects, who are described as white males in their 30s.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.