NYPD looking for men in hate crime

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is currently searching for four men who reportedly assaulted two gay men in the city.

According to police, 22-year-old Kevin Atkins and 28-year-old Nick Porto were shoved to the ground and called “faggots” by the group of four men on Sunday evening at around 5 PM on 8th Avenue near 34th Street in the city.

Porto told DNAInfo he was out “walking arm-in-arm with his partner” when they were hit and knocked to the ground by a group of men in their 20s, reportedly wearing New York Knicks Jerseys.

The couple were both treated at a local hospital and later released.

Police confirmed that Atkins is in a cast with a broken wrist, which has left him unable to do his computer-intensive job in reality television, and Porto suffered a broken nose.

Police are investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.

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