Suspect Sought in Midtown Gay-Bashing

An NYPD sketch of the suspect in a September 23 anti-gay assault. | NYPD DCPI

An NYPD sketch of the suspect in a September 23 anti-gay assault. | NYPD DCPI

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a September 23 anti-gay bias attack near the subway station at 50th Street and Broadway.

The suspect, described as an Hispanic male in his 30s, between 5’6” and 5’9” tall, with long dark hair, a mustache, and beard, is wanted in connection with an attack on a 37-year-old man, who was punched and kicked in the face several times while anti-gay slurs were yelled at him. The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts, and red sneakers.

The assault took place at about 6:45 p.m.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect as well as video of the man walking in the vicinity.

Anyone with informing regarding the assault or the suspect can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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