UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating after two men were harassed June 25.
The two victims — ages 52 and 57 — were walking near Fifth Avenue and East 63rd Street about 2:30 a.m. when they were approached by a hammer-wielding suspect. Police said that suspect made “anti-gay statements” while displaying the hammer menacingly.
Police said the suspect fled into Central Park following the incident. No injuries were reported.
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