UPDATE. He has been arrested!
NYPD are hunting a man who beat two gay men unconscious after attacking them as they left Metropolitan, a gay bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
ABC7 reports: “The attack happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday on Metropolitan Avenue as the victims were leaving a gay bar in Williamsburg. Investigators say the man approached two male victims, who were intoxicated, made anti-gay comments and then attacked. The suspect punched the 34-year-old victim in the face and threw the 29-year-old victim against a tree. Both victims from Hawthorne, New Jersey, were knocked unconscious.”
NBC NY reports: “The younger victim was treated at a hospital for a broken finger; the 34-year-old man was taken to a hospital with a fractured shoulder. ”
The suspect ran, but a witness got a very clear photograph.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.