LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man was punched while dancing with his female friend for a TikTok video they were filming in Lower Manhattan, police say.
According to officials, the 24-year-old victim was making the video with his friend on Broad Street around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Police are investigating the incident as a bias crime.
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They say a man came up behind the victims and used an anti-gay slur.
According to officials, the two suspect and victim scuffled, and the suspect punched the victim in the back of the head.
The entire incident was captured on TikTok.
The victim suffered a laceration to his lip and a bloody nose. He declined medical treatment.
The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The individual is described as a male, white, with blond hair, 5'9" to 5'10", 200lbs; last seen wearing a white long sleeved shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.
It is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.
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