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Cops release new photos of man wanted in Greenwich Village anti-gay attack

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – Police released new photos of a man wanted for yelling anti-gay remarks at another man and then assaulting him.

The NYPD said on Oct. 2. at approximately 5:30 p.m., the individual approached a 32-year-old man in front of 170 West 4th St., allegedly yelled out homophobic slurs and continued to push him from behind, causing the victim to fall and strike his head on a window frame of Las Ramblas. The man then ran away from the location.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was eventually released for a cut to his head and complaint of pain, according to police.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack.

The culprit was described to be in his mid-20s, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing around 240 pounds, with medium complexion, a bald with a dark beard and tattoos on both forearms. He was last seen wearing a black shirt sleeve T-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

Previously released surveillance footage from outside the establishment shows the assailant and the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.