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Police searching for suspect involved in alleged homophobic attack on 14th Street NW

The man yelled homophobic slurs and punched one of the victims as they tried to call police

The suspect chased two men down 14th Street NW after yelling gay slurs and punching one of them – Photo: Metropolitan Police Department, via YouTube

Police are looking for a suspect who attacked two men on 14th Street NW on Sunday evening.

The suspect allegedly started shouting anti-gay slurs and pursued the men in a hostile manner while they were walking down the 1300 block of 14th Street NW near Thomas Circle, according to a police report.

Police said that one of the men was punched in the face when he pulled out his phone to call 9-1-1.

Surveillance video showed the suspect following the men as they tried to escape.

The Metropolitan Police Department are asking anyone who can identify the suspect to call 202-727-9099.

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