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2 more reports of anti-gay attacks in NYC

8:18 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
Tim Doody, age 38, lights a candle at a shrine for Mark Carson, while participating in a Rally Against Hate, organized by members of New York's Lesbian-Gay-Transgender-Bisexual community, on May 20, 2013 in New York City. The rally was organized in response to a recent spate of hate crimes, most notably the murder of Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot in New York's West Village neighborhood in the early hours of May 18. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

Associated Press

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