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Police Seek 3 In Connection With Anti-Gay Assault In Queens

Surveillance photos of the three suspects. (Credit: NYPD)

Surveillance photos of the three suspects. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three people wanted in connection with a possible anti-gay assault in Queens.

According to police, on Jan. 8, the victims, a 30-year-old female and a 32-year-old male, were inside the Neptune Diner at 31-06 Astoria Blvd., when they became involved in a verbal dispute which involved anti-gay statements made toward them.

Police said the verbal dispute then escalated with the suspects throwing plates at the victims.

Both victims suffered lacerations to their heads and were taken to Astoria General Hospital.

Investigators from the Hate Crimes Task Force said they would like to question the two female suspects and one male suspect that they believe were involved.

Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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