VIDEO: Knife-wielding men hurl anti-gay, anti-Jewish slurs at teen in Brooklyn gas station


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is searching for two suspects wanted for threatening and spewing anti-gay and anti-Jewish slurs at a teen boy at a gas station last week in Brooklyn.

The menacing occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, at an Exxon gas station located at 6201 Avenue U in the Mill Basin neighborhood, officials said.

According to police, the teen was approached by the two suspects in a burgundy colored Ford van, with unknown plates.

The first suspect made anti-gay and anti-Jewish slurs from inside the van towards the victim, while the second suspect exited the vehicle and displayed a knife while making additional threats, authorities said.

Both suspects fled northbound on Mill Avenue.

No injuries have been reported and an investigation remains ongoing by NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force.

Officials described the first suspect as a light-skinned man, approximately 30-40 years old. He was last seen wearing a white tank top.
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The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned man, approximately 30-40 years old. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a camouflage Puma logo, dark-colored pants and white Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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