Police search for 3 suspects in possible anti-gay assault in Queens

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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — Police say they’re looking for three people in connection to a possible bias incident in a Queens diner that left two people needing medical attention.

Authorities say a man and a woman were in a diner on Astoria Boulevard in the Astoria neighborhood on January 8 when they got into a verbal fight with other people who allegedly made anti-gay comments. They’re looking to speak to a man and two women.

Police say the dispute escalated, and the man and the woman had plates thrown at them. They were taken to the hospital with lacerations on their heads.

Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.