Suspect arrested in gay bias attack: Cops

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UPDATE: The NYPD arrested Brandon McNamara, 25, of Queens, in connection with the assault of two men while spewing anti-gay slurs at them. He faces various counts of assault and harrassment for the attacks on Sept. 23.


The NYPD is looking for the man who assaulted two men while hurling anti-gay slurs at them.

The suspect approached a 29-year-old male and a 34-year-old male on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

The man punched the 34-year-old victim in the face knocking him unconscious, said police.

He then grabbed the 29-year-old man and threw him against a tree, added police.

The 34-year-old was removed to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured shoulder and the 29-year-old male was treated at Woodhull Hospital for a broken finger. The male fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as a male, white; last seen wearing a black shirt, beige pants and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.