NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say made anti-gay comments and slashed a man in the face earlier this week in Queens.
It happened around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday on 77th Street near 37th Road in Jackson Heights.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
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On 7/6/21, at approx 3:10 AM, a male, 34, had a verbal dispute, in front of 37-55 77th St, with a male who slashed him in the face with an unknown object, causing a laceration to the left cheek. The male made anti-gay statements before fleeing on foot. Know him? ☎️1-800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/C2JhmFeoA8
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) July 8, 2021
Police said the men were arguing when the suspect pulled out an unknown object and slashed the 34-year-old victim on the left cheek.
He allegedly made anti-gay statements before leaving the scene.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman, 61, Killed In West Islip House Fire
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.