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Police Seek Suspects In Two More Alleged Anti-Gay Attacks

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Police are searching for suspects in two more alleged anti-gay attacks that they say took place in Brooklyn and Queens.

One of the incidents occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. Sunday on a J train between the Marcy Avenue and Gates Avenue subway stations in Brooklyn, according to police.

Police say the victim, a 27-year-old man, was talking to another man on the train when the suspect approached him.

They allege that the suspect made anti-gay remarks towards the victim before he punched the victim twice in the face.

He then fleed towards the back of the train, according to police.

A second alleged incident took place at approximately 4:15 a.m. on March 17 at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 88th Street in the Jackson Heights section of Queens.

Police say that suspect also punched their victim, a 49-year-old woman, in the face while making anti-gay statements.

The suspect in Sunday's attack is said to be between the ages of 25 and 30. Police say he is approximately 6 feet in height and has dark hair, which is tied in a bun. Police say he was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket.

The suspect in the March 17 attack is said to be between the ages of 20 and 25. Police say he is approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. They say he has brown eyes and black hair and had a mustache at the time of the incident, and they say he is known to frequent areas within the New York City Police Department's 115th Precinct.

Anyone with information on either case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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