Police: Suspect made anti-gay remarks before attacking 2 men

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Police say the man made hateful remarks about the two men before punching one of them in the face, rendering him unconscious and shoving the second man up against a tree. Police say the man made hateful remarks about the two men before punching one of them in the face, rendering him unconscious and shoving the second man up against a tree.
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A man is accused of making anti-gay remarks before attacking two men in Brooklyn, police say.

The incident happened on Sept. 23, outside 540 Metropolitan Ave. around 12:55 a.m.

Police say the man made hateful remarks about the two men before punching one of them in the face, rendering him unconscious and shoving the second man up against a tree.

Both the 29 and 34-year-old men were transported to Bellevue and Woodhull hospitals.

One of the men was treated for a fractured shoulder and the other for a broken finger.

Police say the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident as a bias crime.

The suspect ran off after the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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