NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are investigating a bias attack on two men who were the first gay couple to be married at West Point.

It happened at a SoHo food store while Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate were shopping Sunday afternoon, police said.

A man began shouting anti-gay obscenities at the couple before punching Daniel Lennox-Choate in the face, police said. The assailant fled on a bicycle after Larry Lennox-Choate said he intervened.

In a post on his Facebook page, Larry Lennox-Choate said it’s difficult to believe that in 2015 they have to deal with anti-gay hate “in SoHo of all places.”

Daniel graduated from West Point in 2007 and Larry graduated two years later. They were married in 2013.

Police released a picture of the suspect, who is described as a white man, about 5’8″ tall and 130 pounds with curly hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue shorts and had a grey bicycle and a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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