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Suspect Sought In Bias Assault Incident Inside Manhattan Diner

Waverly Diner bias assault suspect. (credit: NYPD)

Waverly Diner bias assault suspect. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with a bias assault.

Authorities said the incident took place on Monday at around 4:40 a.m. inside the Waverly Diner located on Sixth Avenue.

A 33-year-old woman was approached by the suspect, who made anti-gay statements and struck the victim in the face with a ketchup bottle causing a laceration to her forehead, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a gray baseball-style shirt with dark sleeves, blue jeans and dark-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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