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

<p>A man is accused of making anti-gay remarks before attacking two men in Brooklyn, police say.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2018, 11:05 AM

Updated 2,031 days ago

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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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