Man Slashed in Face Outside Brooklyn Eatery: ‘I Was Gay-Bashed'

A man stabbed two men while yelling anti-gay slurs at a Brooklyn restaurant over the weekend, authorities said.

One of the victims told News 4 Wednesday he was inside a Crown Fried Chicken on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant early Sunday morning when he heard the suspect yelling anti-gay slurs. 

"He was arguing with some others outside and I came out," the 34-year-old victim said. "When I pulled the door, I came out and that's when he slashed my face." 

The suspect then stabbed the victim in the face while shouting anti-gay slurs. 

"I was basically gay-bashed," the victim said. 

The victim wanted to remain anonymous, but showed the 18 stitches he received on his jaw and cheek from the wound. 

Police said he continued his rampage, stabbing the second man in his stomach and shoulder with the same weapon, while continuing to make anti-gay remarks.

Both victims were taken to area hospitals, where they were treated and released.

"I'm devastated at the fact that I live in the city that is surrounded by gay people," said the 34-year-old victim. "And the fact that we have to be victimized. That we can't even go out to have a good time is crazy to me." 

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