Hours after New Yorkers rallied in response to a spate of gay-bashing that's resulted in one death and fueled concern about hate crimes, there were two more reports of possible anti-gay attacks on Manhattan streets, authorities said Tuesday.
In one, a 45-year-old man was attacked late Monday in the East Village by a drinking companion who yelled an anti-gay slur and knocked him unconscious, police said. A suspect was being sought.
In the second, two men were walking in lower Manhattan at about 5 a.m. Tuesday when two other men yelled anti-gay insults in Spanish and attacked them. The pair were arrested on hate crime assault charges.