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Suspect Attacks Gay Man, Breaks His Nose in West Village Bias Attack: NYPD

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    Police are looking for a man who approached a gay couple in a West Village subway station, asked if they were gay and then punched one of them, breaking his nose and eye socket. Roseanne Colletti reports.

    Police are looking for a man who approached a gay couple in a West Village subway station, asked if they were gay and then punched one of them, breaking his nose and eye socket.

    The suspect approached the 39-year-old victim and his partner at the West Fourth Street-Washington Square station shortly after midnight Saturday and asked them if they were gay, police say.

    When the men ignored the suspect, he made a derogatory comment before punching the victim in the face.

    The man fell down after being hit, according to police. 

    Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or report tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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