Published May 21, 2013
NEW YORK – New York City police say there have been two more reports of possible anti-gay attacks, following the killing of a gay man taunted with homophobic slurs.
Police spokesman Paul Browne says the attacks occurred Monday and early Tuesday.
In one, a 45-year-old man was attacked in Manhattan's East Village by a drinking companion who yelled an epithet.
In the second, two men were walking in lower Manhattan at about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Two other men yelled homophobic slurs in Spanish and attacked them. They were arrested on hate crime assault charges.
The reports come as police increased a presence in nearby neighborhoods through the end of June, which is Gay Pride Month.
Mark Carson was killed Saturday; a man has been charged with murder as a hate crime.