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New York man shoved into window in apparent LGBT hate crime

Police have no motive yet as to what may have initiated the attack.
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A man was attacked in New York’s Greenwich Village in what police are investigating as a hate crime.

Police say the assailant (see left) shouted homophobic and racist slurs at the victim, then rammed the victim headfirst into a restaurant window on October 2.

Although the glass did not shatter the man was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital.

Police have no motive yet as to what may have initiated the attack.

NBC reports that city leaders are trying to get the public’s help by passing out flyers in hopes that someone will recognize the assailant.

A YouTube video of the incident has surfaced and you can watch it HERE.

"In Greenwich Village, the most tolerant neighborhood in the world, we're going to stand up for our neighbors and make sure the perpetrator is caught,” said State Sen. Brad Hoylman.

Adds Councilwoman Margaret Chin, "We have to send a message loud and clear that this is unacceptable in our neighborhood."

The suspect is described to be in his mid-20’s, Hispanic, bald, standing at about 6-feet-tall and 240 pounds with a dark beard and tattoos on both forearms. 

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.