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Police identify suspect in violent Dallas BBQ brawl in Chelsea

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CHELSEA, Manhattan (PIX11) -- The NYPD has identified the suspect in an attack on two gay men inside a Manhattan restaurant earlier this month.

Police said Bayna El-Amin, 41, is wanted in connection with the beating that occurred on May 5 at a Dallas BBQ on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea.

They are still trying to determine whether the attacker hurled anti-gay comments during the beating, which was caught on camera. It happened shortly after 11 p.m.

A 32-year-old man was punched and kicked allegedly by El-Amin and suffered bruising to the face, while another man was hit with a chair, suffering injuries to the left side of his face, police said.

Detectives said El-Amin is a career criminal, and he may have fled the state.

If you have any information on the matter, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.