Police Seek Hammer-Wielding Suspect For Anti-Gay Threats, Statements

The NYPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating an unknown suspect wanted for a menacing incident last month.

It happened on June 25 at about 2:30am. Two men, aged 57 and 52, were walking around East 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue.

The suspect — an unknown male shown in the video below — approached the two, made anti-gay statements, and displayed a hammer in a threatening manner, according to an NYPD report.

Following the encounter, the suspect fled into Central Park in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident, and the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is undergoing an investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.



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