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.

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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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