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Police Looking to Question Man About Anti-Gay Attack of Disabled Man

MANHATTAN — Police are looking to speak with a man about the broad daylight attack in Chelsea of a man with an LGBT sticker on his walker that is being investigated as a hate crime, according to the NYPD.

The 44-year-old disabled man was waiting for a bus near West 27th Street and Sixth Avenue at about 4 p.m. on June 26 when the stranger rode his bike up to the victim and punched him multiple times while shouting anti-gay epithets, police said.

The disabled man suffered bruises to his face.

The attacker, who had a bicycle with him, was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, red T-shirt, dark jeans, white sneakers and a dark backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.