Wearing Halloween costumes, the group of five men and two women punched their victim and kicked him in the face.
CCTV footage shows the moments leading up to the attack and also catches the suspects waiting for the elevator at the Jane Hotel on Jane St. and West St. at around 12:50 a.m. Sunday.
The incident occurred at 1 a.m. at the Jane Hotel on October 30th during the hotel’s “Halloween at the Jane Hotel Ballroom” party.
A 36-year-old man was in an elevator when, the NYPD says, one person in a large group “made an anti-gay statement towards the victim. One of the individuals then punched the victim, while another kicked the victim in the face.”
The victim suffered a laceration to his forehead and went to Mount Sinai for treatment.
According to police, the victim went to Mount Sinai Hospital to be treated for a gash to his forehead.
The New York Daily News reports that the suspects are described as all white and in their 20s.
Anyone with information can contact CrimeStoppers at (800) 577 TIPS.
Watch CCTV footage of the attack: