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Attack On Gay Couple Near Madison Square Garden Investigated As Hate Crime

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CBS New York
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May 7, 2013

Police have launched a hate crime investigation, following a broad daylight attack on a gay couple this past weekend on busy Eighth Avenue just steps from Madison Square Garden. The attack happened around 5 p.m. Sunday obetween 34th and 35th streets as the Knicks played the Indiana Pacers, police told DNAInfo. Nick Porto, 27, told the publication he was out walking arm-in-arm with his partner, Kevin Atkins, when they were knocked to the ground and by a group of men in their 20s wearing Knicks Jerseys.