Last month, a gay couple holding hands leaving the Chelsea Cinemas was attacked, with a group of men kicking and punching them while yelling things like, "What are you looking at f--?" Now police announced they arrested one suspect in connection with the attack.
The victims' injuries
Alfonso Lanier, 23, a Manhattan resident, was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and assault as a hate crime for the August 14 incident on 25th Street and 9th Avenue.
Victim Peter Notman described to WCBS 2, "It was six of them against the two of us, typical of the cowards they are... I was hit with brass knuckles down the side of my face, and I had contusions; had to have an MRI, and Michael received several stitches in his mouth where they punched us."
The police are still looking for another suspect.