NYPD: Two Sought In Alleged Subway Hate Crime
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The New York City Police Department has released sketches of two people they say were involved in an attack on a gay couple on the subway which is being investigated as a hate crime.
Investigators say the woman and man were among six people who assaulted a 23-year-old man on a downtown 2 train Monday.
The alleged attackers started taking pictures of the victim and his partner.
When the victims asked not to be photographed, the woman began yelling anti-gay remarks, and things escalated.
The victim and his partner got off the train at 96th Street, the victim was treated for a gash over his eye.
The attackers are described as being in their early 20s.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.