NYPD Seeks Suspects in Two NEW Anti-Gay Attacks


Police are seeking two suspects in two anti-gay attacks they say happened in Brooklyn and Queens, NY1 reports:

One of the incidents occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. Sunday on a J train between the Marcy Avenue and Gates Avenue subway stations in Brooklyn, according to police.

Police say the victim, a 27-year-old man, was talking to another man on the train when the suspect approached him. They allege that the suspect made anti-gay remarks towards the victim before he punched the victim twice in the face. He then fleed towards the back of the train, according to police.

A second alleged incident took place at approximately 4:15 a.m. on March 17 at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 88th Street in the Jackson Heights section of Queens. Police say that suspect also punched their victim, a 49-year-old woman, in the face while making anti-gay statements.

The newly-reported attacks follow one we reported on yesterday that took place in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. The victims in the attacks would be the 11th and 12th victims in NYC of anti-gay assault in the last month.

People with information should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

Posted June 1, 2013 at 11:01am ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, New York, News