Cops: Suspect Made Anti-Gay Comments Before Kicking Victim And Fleeing

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying and tracking down a man wanted in connection with an assault that took place in Midtown South on Sunday morning.

Just after 3 a.m. a man who has been described as white or Hispanic, in his 40s with black hair, wearing a black tank top, black shorts, black sneakers, and carrying a dark-colored backpack apparently entered the Speedy Cafe and made anti-gay comments toward a pair of patrons. The suspect then kicked one of the men in the shoulder and fled on foot along West 32nd Street.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The incident is being investigated by the Hate Crime Task Force.

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