Cops Seek Two Men in Anti-Gay F Train Fracas on Assault Charges
NEW YORK CITY — Two men caught on video hurling homophobic slurs on the F train after the Greenwich Village gay pride rally last week are being sought by police for assault on the videographer, cops said.
On the June 30 recording, one of the men appears to attack the woman for recording an argument that he and his friend were having with a group of LGBT riders.
"As the female victim recorded the incident on her cell phone, the two suspects attempted to stop her from recording and injured her during the struggle," police said in an email. Her hands were injured in the incident.
The suspects were last seen leaving the train at the Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights, cops said. They were still being sought on Monday.
The woman, who told DNAinfo New York that she is not LGBT, continued to record the fracas even after one of the men pushed away her cell phone camera.
"You f--- with us, man, and you're going to get more than f---ed in the a--," one the men shouts in the video.
Initially, police investigated the dustup as an anti-gay assault, but would not confirm Monday whether the case is still classified as a hate crime. There had been no arrests as of Monday, police said.
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