NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were searching for a suspect who shouted anti-gay slurs at a pair of men in the heart of the Theater District and attacked them.

The men, ages 27 and 32, were walking near Broadway and 48th Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12, when the suspect began shouting anti-gay slurs, police said.

The suspect then assaulted the men and ran off, police said. The victims refused medical attention.

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect.

A suspect in an anti-gay attack on two men in the Theater District on Sunday, April 12. (Credit: NYPD)

A suspect in an anti-gay attack on two men in the Theater District on Sunday, April 12. (Credit: NYPD)

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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