CROWN HEIGHTS — Hate crime investigators are looking for a man who beat a 28-year-old man on Eastern Parkway last month after hurling homophobic and racist comments at his victim, the NYPD said.
The suspect bumped into the victim around 10 a.m. on the north side of Eastern Parkway between Rochester and Buffalo avenues on Saturday, April 29, police said.
The man then made a series of anti-gay and anti-Asian remarks to the victim and attacked him. The suspect punched and kicked the victim repeatedly, then fled on foot, police said.
The 28-year-old was treated at a local hospital and released.
The police department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack. The NYPD released a sketch of the suspect Friday showing an approximately 25-year-old man with curly black hair and a goatee.
At the time of the assault, the man was wearing a flannel shirt, blue jeans and red and yellow sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS or for Spanish (888) 57-PISTA (74782).