Search on for 3 in attack on transgender woman in Brooklyn

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are looking for three men in an attack on a transgender woman in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Investigators are treating it as a bias crime.

Police say the 32-year-old victim had just gotten off the train at 7th Avenue at 8th Street May 13th, when the men started taunting her about her sexual orientation.

The attackers punched her repeatedly, fracturing her nose and eye socket.

Investigators say one of the men punched the victim in the face, while the other two pulled his hair, and punched him.

"Everything about this neighborhood is all about inclusiveness and's not the kind of thing that should be in any of our communities," said resident Kristen Crepezzi.

Police say the victim had just exited the train station and was walking northbound on 7th Avenue when he was attacked on 8th Street at around 11 a.m.

The victim then walked himself to Methodist Hospital, only a block away.

Police say the suspects fled on foot after the attack.

The suspects are are described as:
wearing gray Nike shirt with red sleeves
wearing dark colored jacket with a royal blue Adidas Tee Shirt
bald head, wearing blue jean jacket and eyeglasses

Anyone with information in regards 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 http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM> or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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