Suspect Sought in Anti-Gay Assault in Manhattan: Cops

The suspect allegedly made an anti-gay comment before kicking one of the victims on the left shoulder

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    Police are looking for a suspect they say made an anti-gay remark about two men in Manhattan before assaulting one of them.

    The suspect approached the men inside a cafe on West 32nd Street and Broadway around 3 a.m. Sunday, police said and allegedly made the anti-gay comment, then kicked one of the victims on the left shoulder.

    The suspect, who is shown in a photo released by police (above), was wearing a black tank top, black shorts, black sneakers and carrying a dark backpack at the time of the assault.

    The alleged attack comes amid a recent increase in anti-gay hate crimes in New York City.

    Anyone with information regarding the assault is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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