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NYPD seeks assault suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs on subway

NYPD seeks assault suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs on subway

NEW YORK — New York City police are asking for the public’s help in locating two men who allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at a group on a subway train and allegedly shoved a woman to the floor as she videotaped the incident.

Subway assault suspects.

Police say a woman who was shoved during the confrontation suffered minor injuries to her hands.

They say the incident occurred last Sunday night on a Queens-bound F train.

WCBS-TV reported that the incident began soon after a group of LGBT youth got on the train.

According to the witness, one man said that the teens “made them want to puke and that they would be killed if they were in Iran.”

The suspects fled at the Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights.

Police released a photo of the suspects who are also visible on the woman’s video, which was posted to YouTube.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800- 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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