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Police looking for man who beat a disabled man while shouting antigay slur

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Police are looking for this man for questioning in the case of an anti-gay hate crime.Photo: NYPD/Surveillance Footage

The New York City Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly beat a disabled man, while yelling an antigay slur. The victim, whose name has not been released, was waiting for his bus in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan.

The victim is said to have been approached by the man, seen in surveillance footage wearing a black hat, a red t-shirt, jeans, and white shoes, as well as a backpack, while pushing a mountain bike, and then attacked.

Police have now released the video in hopes of identifying the suspect in the case, which is being investigated as a possible hate crime, WCBS-TV reports.

The victim had a sticker on his walker showing support for the LGBTQ community.

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The attack took place on June 26, around 4 in the afternoon. The man, 44, was taken to the hospital, suffering from abrasions to his face, while the alleged attacker walked away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit information through the Crime Stoppers website at, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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