Hate crimes detectives need the public’s help in finding two men responsible for an anti-gay assault in Greenwich Village earlier this week.
Law enforcement sources said the attack occurred at 3:25 a.m. on June 19 in front of an apartment building at 29 7th Ave.
According to police, the pair were part of a group that approached the 27-year-old man as he stood in front of the building.
Authorities said the pair uttered numerous anti-gay slurs at the victim, then proceeded to punch him multiple times about the face and body. They then fled the location in an unknown direction.
The incident was reported to the 6th Precinct. The victim did not require medical attention for minor physical injuries that he suffered in the attack.
Police later referred the case to the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force for further investigation. There were eight hate crimes focused on sexual orientation in May 2022, the same number reported a year prior.
On June 22, the NYPD released images of the suspects inside a local eatery.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.