No arrests reported in possible homophobic attack on gay couple

Police are exploring the possibility that a "hate crime" was committed when a large group reportedly attacked two gay men.

A neighbor took this picture of police responding to the scene on 16th and Chancellor streets where two gay men were reportedly attacked Thursday night. Credit: NBC/Geoff Nagle A neighbor took this picture of police responding to the scene on 16th and Chancellor streets where two gay men were reportedly attacked Thursday night. Credit: NBC/Geoff Nagle

 

Police are exploring the possibility that a "hate crime" was committed when a large group reportedly attacked two gay men.

 

Two gay men were reportedly attacked by a group of eight on Thursday night around 10:45 p.m. near 16th and Chancellor streets, NBC reported.

 

One victim reportedly suffered severe fractures to his face and could not speak to police immediately after the incident in the Rittenhouse neighborhood.

 

The victims were reportedly walked when they were approached by a group of two men and six women, who asked if they were a gay couple.

When one man reportedly said, "Yes, do you have a problem with that?", the group attacked them.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene.

The group fled taking one of the victim's bags, which contained his wallet.

Police have not reported any arrests in the case.

 
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