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NYPD hunts man who shouted gay slurs as he beat a man on New York street

Joseph McCormick July 6, 2017
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The NYPD is searching for a man who beat another man as he shouted homophobic slurs on a Manhattan street.

The attack took place on 26 June this year.

The assailant rode a pushbike up to a 44-year-old disabled man on West 27th Street and Sixth Avenue.

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He then proceeded to punch the victim several times as he waited for a bus.

The attacker also made anti-gay remarks as he made the attack.

He was last seen riding a bike away from the scene as he fled.

The victim suffered abrasions to his face and was treated for his injuries at the scene.

According to reports, the incident is being treated as a hate crime by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

Those with information are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers on 1-800-577-TIPS.

A late police officer was honoured by his gay colleagues over a viral video in which he danced at a Pride parade.

NYPD Officer Michael Hance, who was straight, made headlines in 2015 after he was filmed dancing with a reveller at the city’s Pride parade.

In the clip, the officer – assigned to protect the parade – twerks on a Pride marcher as Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ plays.

Officer Hence, who served with the NYPD for 17 years, passed away earlier this year due to cancer related to his service during 9/11.

Related topics: Hate crime, Homophobia, homophobic attack, NYPD, US

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