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WATCH: Two Suspects in Dallas Antigay Attacks Arrested

WATCH: Two Suspects in Dallas Antigay Attacks Arrested

Dallas victim Geoffrey Hubbard
Dallas victim Geoffrey Hubbard

Two men are in custody, and police believe they may be connected to at least a dozen robberies and assaults that targeted gay men.

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The Dallas gayborhood of Oak Lawn is breathing a little easier after police arrested two 18-year-olds who may be behind a string of vicious robberies and assaults targeting men leaving bars and restaurants popular with LGBT patrons.

The teenagers were arrested early Sunday after robbing and assaulting a woman near Oak Lawn and stealing her car, Dallas TV station KTVT reports. Deon Fridia and Donedwin Maxie were caught in Oak Lawn's Cedar Springs strip 90 minutes later and police believe they were "looking for additional victims."

The suspects matched some of the descriptions provided by the Oak Lawn victims. Police are waiting to release their mug shots until some of the victims can positively identify them.

Both men have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon; a first-degree felony.

Gay Dallas has been riveted by the assaults, which were often brutal and included stabbings and beatings with bats. Some have critiqued the police response, calling it late and inadequate.

Watch the news conference posted to YouTube by the Dallas P.D. below.

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Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.