Gay Seattle Man Is Assaulted, Alleges Hate Crime

By Daniel Reynolds

Originally published on Advocate.com August 06 2013 1:53 PM ET

A Seattle gay man, who was assaulted by a group of men and women this week, claims the attack was a hate crime, reports KIRO News.

Jason Jacobs told the Seattle Police Department that two women and three men confronted him shortly after midnight on Monday, after noticing he was wearing a pink shirt and shoes. He alleged that the group hurled antigay slurs, chased him through the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and then physically attacked him.

After the assault, Jacobs, 37, found help at a nearby Starbucks. His injuries, including cuts and broken bones, were treated at a local medical center.

"I was unconscious for quite a while," said Jacobs, who could not provide police with a clear description of his assailants. "I've got a broken eye socket, two broken ribs, my nose is broken and I have a major concussion."

"Hopefully somebody saw something," Jacobs told KOMO. "Hopefully we can get some justice."

No arrests have currently been made, and police are still searching for suspects.