NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Thursday night for a man who allegedly attacked another man while hurling anti-gay statements in Hell’s Kitchen last month.

The 21-year-old victim was walking along 48th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues with another man around 4:10 a.m. Sept. 14, when the suspect walked up and started making anti-gay statements without provocation, police said.

The suspect then punched the victim once in the back of the head, and he fell face-first onto the pavement, police said.

Paramedics took the victim to NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was treated and released, police said.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male about 25 years old, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. A surveillance video shows him with a beard, and walking down the street with no shirt on.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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