By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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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.

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He allegedly made anti-gay statements before leaving the scene.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating.

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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.

CBSNewYork Team