Police Seek Man Suspected in Anti-Gay Attack in Midtown

By Jess Wisloski on July 8, 2013 10:25pm 

 A man who police suspect of kicking a man in the shoulder and hurling anti-gay slurs at him on July 7, 2013.
A man who police suspect of kicking a man in the shoulder and hurling anti-gay slurs at him on July 7, 2013.
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MIDTOWN SOUTH — Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly kicked another man in the shoulder at a Midtown eatery after hurling an anti-gay comment at him, cops said.

The suspect approached two men inside the Speedy Café on Broadway near West 32nd Street at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday morning, police said.

After making an anti-gay comment at the couple, he kicked one of the victims in the left shoulder, police said, and took off westbound on foot along West 32nd Street.

Police released a photo of the suspect, and described him as being a man in his 40s, with black hair, wearing a black tank top, black shorts and black sneakers. He was carrying a dark backpack, the NYPD added.

A worker at Speedy's refused to comment on the incident, though he confirmed that the restaurant closes at 11 p.m. on Saturday nights.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or visit Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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