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Man’s Face Slashed in Anti-Gay Attack in Jackson Heights: NYPD

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July 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A 34-year-old man was slashed across the face in an apparent anti-gay attack in Jackson Heights Tuesday.

The victim was outside a building on 77th Street near 37th Road at around 3:10 a.m. when he got into an argument with another man, police said.

The argument escalated and the suspect took out a sharp object and slashed the 34-year-old across the face. He shouted anti-gay statements at the victim before running off, according to police.

The victim was cut on his left cheek and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault.

The NYPD described the suspect as a dark-skinned adult male with a medium build and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white collared shirt, black pants and black shoes and carrying a black Adidas bag.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Gardens Watcher

NYPD caught this homeless guy yesterday. He knew he was wanted, had 90 PRIOR arrests and caught with crack on him. He used an anti-gay slur as he slashed the victim.

DA Katz, please put this guy away, and NO bail!

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Sue

I’m sure this guy is just misunderstood…or maybe he was let out of the institution a bit early. Even so, it has become a revolving door at this point and with no bail to even hold the criminal. A guy in my neighbor was arresting after stabbing and robbing a local convenience store. It turned out he has served lots of time with 19 arrests.

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Jackie

Baga would of won if this happened before the election. He would of had something to tweet and march about. Hope the suspect is caught and gets help.

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