Today 1:16 pm A homeless man was arrested Sunday in connection to an attack on a transgender woman Friday in Center City Philadelphia.
Outside the Masonic Temple shortly after 4:30 p.m., the man approached Ryannah Quigley, of Seattle, Washington, and her group of friends, and began staring at Quigley, police said.
"Is there a reason why you're staring me up and down," Quigley, 23, asked the man. He responded, "Whatever bro."
Quigley told NBC10 that she replied by asking him not to call her "bro."
Then, the man started shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs at Quigley.
"He started screaming. He just kept telling me, 'You're a f----t' ... 'You're going to hell,'" Quigley told NBC10.
Then the man told her she would "never be a real woman."
Quigley then pulled out her phone, and streamed a video of their interaction on Facebook Live. In the video, the man can be seen holding a plastic bag and some sort of packaged food item, which he threw at Quigley, striking her.
The man fled, running north on Broad Street, Philadelphia police said.
On Saturday, police released Quigley's video and asked the public's assistance in identifying the man. Early Sunday, NBC10 reported that officers observed the suspect wearing the same clothing during the time of the incident in the Frankford Terminal.
He was arrested and will be charged for the assault.