Man beaten in possible bias attack

July 1, 2009 2:51:48 PM PDT
A man visiting from Boston was jumped and badly beaten on the Upper East Side over the weekend in a possible bias attack, according to police.Police say 36-year-old Joseph Holiday was attacked on East 85th Street between York and East End avenues at about 4 a.m. Saturday as he smoked a cigarette.

Authorities says five or six young men jumped him while yelling anti-gay epithets.

Holiday does not remember the attack, but his injuries suggest he was hit with a blunt object.

He was hospitalized for several days at New York Presbyterian-Hospital Weill Cornell.

Holiday called state Sen. Tom Duane's office, who turned to the NYC Anti-Violence Project for assistance.

"Hate and prejudice of any kind are unacceptable in New York City or anywhere and there is a heightened injustice that this apparently anti-gay incident occurred during Pride Week," Duane said.


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