Victim in violent homophobic attack speaks out
One of the two men who were knocked unconscious by a homophobic thug during a bias attack in Brooklyn said Monday that the brute socked him without any warning.
“He just sucker-punched me and was a drunk a—hole,” the 30-year-old, who asked not to be identified, told The Post in recounting the early Sunday assault. “We’re looking into [the attack] with detectives. I’m sure we’ll find [the suspect] sooner or later.”
The wounded man, whose arm was in a sling, said the victims hired a private investigator to search for the at-large bigot who assaulted him and a 29-year-old man in Williamsburg.
Police say the assailant called both of the men “f—-t” before the 12:55 a.m. attack on Metropolitan Avenue near Union Avenue.
The suspect punched the 30-year-old in the face, causing him to lose consciousness.
Then the attacker took out his hate on the 29-year-old, whom he slammed against a tree, also knocking him unconscious, according to cops.
The 30-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured shoulder, while the other victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center for a broken finger.
The suspect, who was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with khaki pants, fled and police are still looking for him.
He is wanted for assault and a hate crime, the NYPD said, adding that a $2,500 reward is being offered to anyone with information on the man.
Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn) reacted to the vicious attack Monday in a tweet.
“I am disgusted to learn that an event like this occurred in our district,” Reynoso said. “Hate has no place in NYC. I will be working with @NYPDnews to ensure this individual is brought to justice.”
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