New York gay couple attacked in front of 50 people and nobody intervened.
A gay couple who were celebrating their 10 year anniversary in New York were attacked in front of 50 people and not one person intervened.
J.P. Masterson and Peter Moore were set upon by a man who hurled anti-gay abuse at them before punching Masterson in his face.
Masterson said to the CBS:
‘I couldn’t believe that in this day and age in the Village, which is where I came out and where I felt most accepted, now I have to be on edge.’
Masterson was treated at the Lenox Hill Hospital. He suffered a broken nose, a fractured orbital bone and a cut above the eye that required stitches.
The New York Police Dept. has released a sketch of the man the couple say attacked them.
According to the New York Times 50 New Yorkers stood by as Masterson was beaten.
“Police describe the suspect as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs around 170 pounds and is in his late 20s. He may also have a thick Polish accent,” NJ.com reports
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 800-577-TIPS, visit NYCCrimestoppers, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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