Cops Hunting Man Who Hurled Anti-Gay Slur During East Village Attack
EAST VILLAGE — Cops are hunting a well-dressed suspect who attacked a man on St. Mark's Place after hurling a homophobic slur at the victim, authorities said.
The incident occurred on Monday, Aug. 6, as the victim walked along the busy thorougfare near First Avenue, according to an NYPD wanted poster.
The suspect got out of a black four-door luxury sedan with tinted windows, called the victim a "fa---t" and then hit him on the side of the face before getting back into the car and fleeing east toward First Avenue, police said.
The attacker is described as a male between 40 and 45 years old, standing about 5-foot-10 and weighing between 200 and 215 pounds, cops said. He was wearing a white collared patterned dress shirt, black slacks and black dress shoes, police added.
Anyone with information is asked to notify the Hate Crimes Task Force Squad at 646-610-5267.