NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The NYPD is looking for a man who could weigh up to 350 pounds in connection with a hate crime inside a Manhattan McDonald’s.
It is the same West Village McDonald’s that was the scene of another anti-gay attack in 2011.
Police say a 22-year-old man was attacked with a razor blade inside the restaurant on West 3rd Street on Wednesday evening.
Police say the suspect made anti-gay remarks to the victim at about 7 p.m. It turned physical and then the suspect took out a blade.
He slashed the victim in the face, back, neck and elbow before running away.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and required multiple stitches for his injuries.
The suspect is black, 35-40 years old, 5’9″ to 5’10” and weighs between 300-350 pounds.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Police say that all calls will be kept confidential.
Two men gave a 28-year-old gay man a beating outside of the McDonald’s in 2011. Damian Furtch had two black eyes and a cut on his nose after the beating.
Police say two men confronted Furtch and a co-worker inside the McDonald’s. The two left the restaurant, but the men followed them outside.
The assailants allegedly insulted Furtch with anti-gay epithets and punched him. In that case, the men were young Hispanics.