Monday, July 17, 2017

Police Investigating Hate Crime Assault In Manhattan Playground


By Geoffrey Croft

A man was attacked by a man yelling anti-gay statements in an upper Manhattan playground,  NYC Park Advocates has learned.

The 29-year-old victim told police he was inside Jacob Schiff Playground when he was approached by a man who yelled, "I hope all faggots die" and "I don't want faggots in this park." 

The man then punched the victim twice in the face and fled.

The victim refused medical attention at the scene for swelling and bruising under the right eye.

The assault is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force as a possible bias crime.

The incident occured inside the playground at Broadway and West 138th Street on July  9th,  at 2:30 a.m.  

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