Suspect slapped man after making anti-gay remarks at Midtown coffee shop

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Police are searching for the suspect in a hate crime at a Midtown coffee shop.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the suspect in a hate crime at a Midtown coffee shop.

The suspect was first seen throwing something at a 22-year-old man outside of Gergory's Coffee on 6th Avenue.

The victim then walked into the coffee shop and the suspect followed him.

That's when the suspect made anti-gay statements and then slapped him in the face.

Police are investigating this as a hate crime and are still searching for the suspect a month later.

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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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