Second Arrest in Alleged Queens Bias Attack Caught on Camera

Second suspect was captured at relative's home

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009  |  Updated 11:49 PM EDT
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New Surveillance Video Shows Shocking Attack Of A Gay Man.

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New Surveillance Video Shows Shocking Attack Of A Gay Man.

Shocking video shows the alleged hate crime that put a gay man in a coma. Warning the images are disturbing.
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A surveillance video outside a Queens deli recorded the brutal attack of a gay man -- an apparent hate crime that left the victim in a medically induced coma.
    
Jack Price, 49, who authorities say is known as an openly gay man living in College Point, is in serious but stable condition at an area hospital.
    
The two suspects taunted Price, 49, and yelled anti-gay slurs while he was in the store in College Point early Friday, police said.
    
They attacked him outside, not far from his home, police said.  Cops caught one of the suspects, identified as Daniel Aleman, 26,  He has been arraigned on charges of assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime.  

The second suspect, Daniel Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday at a relative's home in Virginia.
    
City Council Speaker Chrsitine Quinn said she was "deeply saddened by the attack."

"when someone is attacked for being who they are, and for being proud of who they are, there is no other explanation for that attacked than hatred and bigotry," she said.

“I know the Queens community is outraged that hate has tainted their streets, and I know they will join with us in helping the local authorities find the second suspect," Speaker Quinn said.

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