Police are hoping the public can help them identify the suspect in a violent assault that took place in Manhattan last week. The attacker allegedly used anti-gay slurs during the incident.

The attack is being investigated as a bias assault.

Police released a sketch and surveillance video (below) of the suspect, describing him as 30-40 years old and approximately 5'6" - 5'9" tall, with long dark hair and wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and red sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Bias Assault near West 50th Street Subway stationby Gothamist