Antigay Attack in Brooklyn, NY
March 10 2010 8:35 AM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
Police say that five men beat another man in Brooklyn, New York last week while yelling antigay slurs.
According to the New York Daily News, the attack occurred on March 2 at 12:50 a.m. while the 32-year-old Latino man walked on Luquer Street in the Carrroll Gardens section of Brooklyn. He was leaving a gay party at a bar.
"The attackers, who were also Latinos, called the victim a 'f----t' and punched him numerous times in the face, knocking him down and causing him to suffer a gash on the back of his head, police sources said," according to the Daily News.
The attackers, who wore dark clothing, remain at large. It is not clear whether they knew the victim, who was treated at a local hospital.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said that she was "appalled and sickened" by the attack in a joint statement released with city council member Brad Lander, who represents the area.
"The victim of last weeks attack was simply walking on the street when he was beaten by a group of men while being called anti-gay epithets," said Quinn. "This is outrageous and unacceptable. We thank the NYPD for their swift response to this case, and urge the alleged perpetrators to turn themselves in immediately. They and any other bigots need to know that the NYPD responds in full force to any and all hate crimes."