Anti-gay assault reported in Chelsea

nypd
Two men were attacked in Chelsea last night in an apparently anti-gay assault, police reported. Credit: Metro File Photo

Police are reporting an apparent anti-gay assault in Chelsea last night at 12:10 a.m.

According to police reports the victims of the attack were two men, ages 53 and 27, who were holding hands on their walk home from seeing a movie.

Cops said the victims had just turned west onto 24th Street from 9th Avenue when they were confronted by two teenagers who demanded: “What are you looking at, you f—g f—ts?”

The situation reportedly escalated into fisticuffs with four additional attackers joining the fray.

The six assailants piled on the two victims, cops said, with one of the original two continuing to yell “f—t” as they punched both victims in the face and stomach.

Cops said the attackers fled on foot toward the Chelsea Elliot Houses. The victims reportedly called 911 and were taken to Beth Israel Hospital. One of the victims suffered swelling and cuts to the left side of his face, and the other had a gash on his chin that required seven stitches.

They were treated and released last night, after NYPD officers with the Special Victims Squad met with them at the hospital.

Special Victims deemed the attack a bias incident. Cops said the attack appears to be motivated solely by the victims’ sexual orientation as there was no previous interaction between the victims and the attackers.

Cops described the original two assailants as black teens, both about 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9 and 140 to 150 pounds with short black hair. There are no clothing descriptions available.

 

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.