NYPD Releases NEW Photos of Knicks Fans Wanted for Anti-Gay Attack Near Madison Square Garden


Police released new surveillance photos on Monday of several men wanted for questioning with regard to the anti-gay attack on May 5 near Madison Square Garden during a Knicks game. There are reportedly four people of interest. One of these men is about 6-feet tall with brown hair and a tattoo on his left forearm.

Nick Porto and his partner Kevin Atkins were assaulted in the attack on Eightth Avenue between 34th and 35th street while the perpetrators called them "faggots". Atkins suffered a broken wrist in the attack. Porto's nose was broken.

Police had previously released other photos as well as footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


Posted June 4, 2013 at 12:25pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel