Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published May 22, 2013 at 6:40 AM | Page modified May 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (11)
  • Print

Arrest in latest anti-gay attack in New York City

A suspect was arrested Wednesday in an assault in Manhattan's East Village that police say was one of several anti-gay attacks in recent days.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
It saddens me that even in a diverse city like NYC, hate still exists. MORE
It frightens me to realize that just walking down a city sidewalk with my husband and... MORE
Actually, it's very surprising this occurred in the East Village & Greenwich... MORE

advertising

NEW YORK —

A suspect was arrested Wednesday in an assault in Manhattan's East Village that police say was one of several anti-gay attacks in recent days.

Gornell Roman was arrested on charges of assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes.

Roman is accused of yelling an anti-gay remark and attacking a drinking companion on Monday. Roman and the victim, Dan Contarino, lived at a nearby homeless shelter.

It was one of 2 anti-gay attacks authorities announced Tuesday following the killing of a gay man over the weekend. midnight

Police said two men were walking in lower Manhattan Tuesday morning when two other men yelled homophobic slurs in Spanish and attacked them. Two suspects were arrested on hate crime assault charges.

Mark Carson was killed Saturday as he walked with a companion through Greenwich Village. Police say a man charged with murder as a hate crime shot Carson just blocks from the Stonewall Inn, where riots sparked the modern gay-rights movement in 1969.

Following the deadly shooting, officials said police would increase their presence there and in nearby neighborhoods through the end of June, Gay Pride Month.

Carson's shooting came after reports of several other anti-gay attacks in recent weeks. Those include an assault on two men who were walking arm-in-arm near Madison Square Garden on May 5, police said.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Love the column? Pre-order the book!

Love the column? Pre-order the book!

Reserve your copy of "The Seattle Sketcher," the long-awaited book by staff artist Gabriel Campanario, for the special price of just $29.95.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►