2 men break victim’s nose in possible anti-gay attack outside Hell’s Kitchen sports bar, police say

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HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan – Two men are wanted for attacking a man while calling on his sexual orientation outside a sports bar last week, police said.

The NYPD said the suspects assaulted the 36-year-old victim in front of The Cannery on Ninth Avenue on March 8, around 4:45 a.m.  The attackers fled the scene and left the victim with a broken nose and bruising to the face, according to police. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated.

Council member Corey Johnson of Hell’s Kitchen called the possible anti-LGBT assault a “cowardly act” and contrary to everything the city stands for.

“No one should have to walk down the street in fear of being attacked because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity,” Johnson said.

Police released surveillance of the two men suspected of the attack.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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