NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say a suspect has surrendered to the NYPD in connection to a beating in Williamsburg that left two men unconscious over the weekend while the attacker allegedly used anti-gay slurs.
Brandon McNamara, 25, of Queens, is expected to be charged with two counts of second-degree hate crime assault and eight other related charges.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
McNamara turned himself in at 8 a.m. Wednesday and made no statements to police. NYPD officials noted he had no prior criminal record.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
The attack happened Sunday just before 1 p.m. on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg.
Investigators say the man approached the victims, a 29-year-old and a 34-year-old, while making comments before brutally attacked them.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
The 29-year-old was left with a broken finger and the 34-year-old suffered a fractured shoulder.