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Hate attack: Homophobe slugs man while shouting slurs in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

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Police are hunting for the homophobe who attacked a man in Prospect Lefferts Gardens on April 4.

The victim told police he was on Lincoln Road near Ocean Avenue at 1:25 p.m., when the suspect started belting out anti-gay slurs, before slugging him in the arm.

The guy fled toward Flatbush Avenue following the attack, while the victim walked away without any injuries, cops said.

Investigators released surveillance images of a suspect, who is described as 25 to 35 years old, and wearing eyeglasses.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone tips in at (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 12:42 pm, April 25, 2019
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