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Victims in NYC subway hate crime say no one came to their assistance

Friday, March 7, 2014
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NEW YORK — The victims of an alleged anti-gay hate crime on a Manhattan subway platform over the weekend are speaking out, and say they are disappointed that none of the more than 50 people nearby called police or came to their assistance.

The early morning attack on Sunday occurred just after J.P. Masterson and his partner Peter Moore celebrated their 10-year anniversary with dinner and a show.

The couple said they were assaulted by a man shouting, “Are you faggots?” The said they tried to ignore him, but he pressed on: “I hate faggots!” the attacher screamed before punching Masterson three times in the face and knocking him down.

Masterson suffered seven broken bones, including a fractured nose, a broken orbital bone and a deep cut above his eyelid.

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The assailant is described as having an Eastern-European look, said Masterson. “I think that he is probably Polish or something like that, because he was speaking Polish to my partner, who is part Polish.”

A police-issued sketch is here.

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