by DAVE FUMAROLA
Police are currently looking for three men who are suspected of assaulting a gay man in Gramercy last month, as originally reported by Gothamist. Authorities have reason to be leave the attack was an anti-gay hate crime.
On January 1, 2014, the victim, a 27-year-old gay male, was walking with another male on 1st Avenue and East 15th Street near Stuyvesant Town at around 3:00 a.m. They were approached by three men and there was a dispute with the victim. The three men were using anti-gay slurs at the time. That’s when the suspects allegedly assaulted the victim and left him with bruises on the side of his face.
The Hate Crime Task Force is now investigating the incident. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your tips online at Crime Stoppers’ website or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637) and entering TIP577.