NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hate-crime investigators are looking for six suspects following a subway assault laced with anti-gay slurs.

The attack happened around 6 p.m. Monday after the victim boarded a downtown No. 2 train at 125th Street, police said.

A woman started taking pictures of a young man and his friend, police said. When he asked her to stop, police said she responded with the slurs.

It then escalated into a group attack, with three woman and three men assaulting the victim, police said.

The victim and his friend fled from the train at 96th and Broadway. He was treated at a hospital for a cut over his eye.

Police released sketches of two of the suspects. Investigators described one as a woman between 20 and 22 years old with a light complexion. She was last seen wearing grey sweatpants.

The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, also between 20 and 22 years old. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket.

The other suspects, two women and two men, are described as dark-skinned in their early twenties.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit

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