MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A 72-year-old man suffered a broken jaw after he was brutally beaten in a hate-crime attack in Manhattan last month, police said Sunday.
Four men yelled anti-gay comments before punching and kicking the victim in the head near West 17th Street and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea at around 10:15 p.m. on Sept. 15, according to the NYPD. The man was left with a broken jaw and cuts on the head and hands, police said. He was treated at the hospital for his injuries.
The suspects ran off after the attack and were last seen going into the building at 420 West 19th St., police said. There have been no arrests.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
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