Diner Assault In Queens Being Investigated As Hate Crime


On Wednesday morning, a man and two women yelled anti-gay slurs at another man and a trans woman inside the Neptune Diner on Astoria Boulevard, according to a local ABC 7 report. The altercation became physical as the assailants threw plates at the man and woman. The victims were later taken to Astoria General Hospital for head lacerations.

The New York Police Department is now investigating the assault as a hate crime. They have released an image of the suspects (above).

If you have any information about the assault, please contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or go online to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.


  1. Will says

    I’ll never understand why someone would attack another human being because they don’t like the way they look or act or sound etc. these people need to be locked up for the publics saftey

  2. jakeinlove says

    Wow. Nothing says tolerance and understanding like sexist and racist comment, right Richard and Dancobb?