Police Release Sketch of Man Suspected of Antigay Attack

By Daniel Reynolds

Originally published on Advocate.com March 06 2014 2:09 PM ET

Police have released a sketch of a man accused of assaulting a gay man at a New York subway stop.

The white male suspect, who punched a gay man in the face Sunday at 12:30 a.m. at the West 4th Street-Washington Square station, is estimated to be 5 foot 8, 170 pounds, and between the ages of 25 and 30 years old, reports New York's ABC affiliate.

The 39-year-old victim, who is from Clifton, N.J., had been standing on the Greenwich Village platform alongside his partner when the suspect approached him and demanded to know his sexual orientation. After the victim ignored the question, the suspect made an antigay remark before punching the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the pavement. The suspect fled the scene after the assault.

The victim was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries that included a fractured orbital bone and a broken nose.

Anyone with information regarding the possible bias attack may contact the New York Police Department at 800-577-TIPS.