NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have put out an alert asking the public to help find two men who hurled anti-gay slurs at a group of youth, and allegedly shoved a woman to the floor as she videotaped the incident.
The attack happened last Sunday night on a Queens-bound F train, police said. The YouTube video clip of the confrontation had drawn over 950,000 views as of Saturday.
The video, titled “LGBT Hate Crime New York Subway,” was taken around 11:45 p.m. this past Sunday on a Queens-bound F train, and was posted two days later to a YouTube account named “Stopp Hating.” The woman who took the video wrote in its description that the disturbance began with two men “loudly making homophobic comments like, ‘Today was a scary day for me. There were f**s everywhere.’”