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Gay Couple Attacked in Times Square in Possible Hate Crime

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Fox 5 New York.The couple then say the suspects began beating them, hurling profanity-laden insults and remarks about their sexual orientation during the attack.Both were injured in the assault and sent to Mount Sinai Hospital.One of the men needed to have a metal plate put into his fractured jaw.

The couple says Times Square was full of people when the attack occurred, but no one intervened to stop the assault.The New York Police Department confirmed to Fox News that the investigation remains ongoing, although no arrests have been made yet in the case.

As of Monday, the assault had not yet been classified as a hate or bias-motivated crime.“The subject fled the location to parts unknown.

The victims were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing,” a spokesperson said in a statement.A separate NYPD source told Fox 5 New York that whether the attack will be investigated as a hate crime will be determined as the investigation proceeds.

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