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.READ MORE: 80-Year-Old Man Struck By Stray Bullet In South Bronx
“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.”