There Was an Anti-Gay Attack on Delancey Friday Night; Suspect Now in Custody

Posted on: August 5th, 2014 at 5:51 am by
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Friday night, at around 10:40 pm, an anti-gay hate crime transpired at the corner of Essex and Delancey Streets, leaving one woman with a slashed face.

According to the NYPD, the alleged 32-year-old perpetrator began shouting anti-gay slurs at another man near the busy intersection. A concerned woman, 29, heard the insults and reportedly attempted to deflate the situation. The intervention – asking the dude to stop – led the perp to slash her across the left side of her face with a “sharp object.”

Officers arrested the alleged attacker, who is now being charged with felony assault (hate crime) and criminal possession of a weapon. Apparently he continued on an anti-gay tirade while in custody at the 7th Precinct.

“As with any violence that targets our LGBT New Yorkers or their supporters, I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms,” said Council Member Margaret Chin. “The woman who confronted this man during his hate-filled rant must be commended for her courageous and noble action, and I am deeply thankful that she did not suffer life-threatening injuries. My thoughts are with her, and I wish her a speedy recovery.

“In times like these, we must always take a moment to reaffirm our love and support for our LGBT brothers and sisters, as well as for anyone who selflessly advocates for tolerance and respect,” said Chin. “I thank the NYPD for quickly arresting this suspect, and I hope and trust that he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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