NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was stabbed during an apparent anti-gay bias attack in the Bronx over the weekend, police said.
It happening around 3:30 a.m. Sunday near Sunset Boulevard and Neptune Lane.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, the site where the attack happened is in a private condo community, where gates block vehicles, but not pedestrians.
“Ten years that I have been living here, this is the first time,” said neighbor Mark Billets.
Two suspects yelled anti-gay slurs at the 49-year-old victim before one of them stabbed the man in the arm with a sharp object, police said.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction.
The attack happened just feet from security stations where guards are supposed to be watching 24/7.
“What are they there for?” Billets said.
Billets said it is especially troubling to hear that the attack was apparently about the man’s sexuality.
“I mean come on, it doesn’t matter who you are,” he said. “We are all part of the human race. Period.”
The victim told various media that this was the second time he has been knifed for being gay.
He was taken to Montefiore Westchester Square Campus in stable condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.