New York: Arrest in McDonald’s anti-trans attack case
Police investigating last week’s hate attack at a fast food restaurant in Manhattan have arrested a man
The incident occurred at 7pm Wednesday at a McDonald’s on West 3rd Street in the city’s Greenwich village.
According to New York’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News, the victim, 24-year-old Jamar McLeod, was attacked by a man who reportedly made homophobic slurs about his transgender girlfriend, Jaslisa Griffin.
It’s claimed the violence was sparked because Ms Griffin used a women’s toilet.
A verbal argument ensued following the comments, and that’s when police say 44-year-old Keith Patron pulled out a razor blade and slashed Mr McLeod on the elbow, face, back and neck.
He now has permanent scars.
Mr Patron has been charged with assault as a hate crime.
The management of the restaurant say they now increased security.