Cops: Suspect attacked, injured 2 men in anti-gay beating

September 24, 2018 - 7:52 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is searching for a suspect they say injured two men in an anti-gay attack in Brooklyn early Sunday.

The victims were reportedly intoxicated and were walking on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg at around 1 a.m. when the attacker began yelling anti-gay slurs at them, according to police.

Investigators said the suspect approached the men, ages 29 and 34, and punched one in the face before throwing the other into a tree.

Both men were knocked unconscious during the attack and the suspect fled the scene.

One of the victims suffered a broken shoulder and the other broke his finger.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault.

Police described the suspect as a white male; last seen wearing a black shirt, beige pants and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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