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Punches and slurs in ‘anti-gay assault’ on Seventh Ave. South

Police are looking for two males in connection with an alleged anti-gay attack in Greenwich Village last month. The Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

According to cops, on Sun., June 19, around 3:25 a.m., a 27-year-old man was in front of 29 Seventh Ave. South, between Morton and Bedford Streets, when he was approached by a group of unknown persons. Around two members of the group uttered anti-gay slurs and punched the victim multiple times in the face and body before fleeing, the victim told police.

The man suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

Police released surveillance-camera images of two of the suspects eating slices inside a pizza place.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips can result in cash rewards. All tips are strictly confidential.

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