First Gay Couple Married at West Point Attacked in SoHo Bodega: Cops

Two men, the first gay couple to be married at West Point, were attacked over the weekend at a SoHo food store, authorities say, and the NYPD says it is investigating the case as a bias crime.

Police say Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate were in a bodega on Prince Street around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when a man in his 40s walked in to buy beer and started shouting anti-gay obscenities at the couple. 

He then punched 30-year-old Daniel Lennox-Choate in the face, police say.

The assailant fled on a bicycle after Larry Lennox-Choate said he intervened. Daniel Lennox-Choate refused medical attention at the scene. 

In a post on his Facebook page, Larry Lennox-Choate says it's difficult to believe that in 2015 they have to deal with anti-gay hate "in SoHo of all places."

No arrests have been made. Police released a photo of the suspect. 

Daniel graduated from West Point in 2007, and Larry graduated two years later. They were married in 2013.

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