Police have arrested 25-year-old Brandon McNamara in connection with a brutal homophobic attack early Sunday morning on two New Jersey men outside Metropolitan, a gay bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In partnership with the community, an arrest has been made in the 9-23-18 Hate Crime assault in Brooklyn in which a gay couple was brutally attacked. Grateful to those who contacted @NYPDTIPS & assisted the Hate Crimes T.F. quickly apprehend Brandon McNamara. #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/o0PfZ1Zqqa
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDChiefOfDept) September 26, 2018
McNamara allegedly punched the 34-year-old victim in the face and threw the 29-year-old victim against a tree, leaving both of them unconscious. They were taken to the hospital and treated for a fractured shoulder and a broken finger.
PIX11 reports: “McNamara faces two counts each of hate crime assault in the second degree, second-degree assault, and first- and second-degree hate crimes, police said. The suspect was first pictured in an image released by police after the attack. Police have confirmed the man pictured is McNamara.”
— Ben-David Fenwick (@bdfenwick) September 26, 2018