LOWER MANHATTAN (PIX11) — An assailant punched a man while spewing anti-gay slurs in Manhattan earlier this month, police said on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old victim was standing near Canal Street and Broadway when the attacker approached him around 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 12, according to the NYPD. The assailant then punched the victim in the face while firing anti-gay slurs at the victim before running away, police said.

The victim refused medical attention, police said.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force launched an investigation into the incident. No arrests have been made.

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