The assault happened late on Saturday, around the corner from The Metropolitan, sending two young men to the hospital. More from Gothamist:
The incident took place at 12:55 a.m., Sunday, September 23rd. According to the NYPD, the suspect approached the two men in front of 540 Metropolitan Avenue and “made anti-sexual orientation statements and assaulted them.”
He punched the 34-year-old man in the face, knocking him unconscious, and then, police say, “grabbed the 29-year-old and threw him against a tree, also rendering him unconscious.”
The 34-year-old victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured shoulder, while the 29-year-old was taken to Woodhull Hospital for a broken finger. It’s unclear if the victims and the attacker had prior contact.
The attack took place around the corner from Metropolitan at 559 Lorimer.
A witness took a picture of the suspect, who fled the scene, and police describe the supsect as last seen wearing a black shirt, beige pants and black and white sneakers.
“We need for people to take action, not just to find and arrest this one person, we need people to take action to go out and vote and make sure that we don’t have people and leaders in this country that actively dog whistle against my very existence,” said local resident Aidan Pongrice
If you have information about this asshole, call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).