NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged anti-gay attack in the East Village.
Gornell Roman turned himself in at a police precinct Tuesday night in the Bronx, CBS 2 reported. He was charged Wednesday with assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes, police said.
“He turned himself into the 41st Precinct. He has made statements implicating himself and he’s being charged with assault as a hate crime, assault in the second degree – a felony,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters including WCBS 880’s Jim Smith. “Words were exchanged, anti-gay remarks were made and the individual was assaulted.”