August 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Man chased, beaten on Capitol Hill in apparent hate crime
A 37-year-old man suffered a broken nose and other injuries early this morning when he was attacked by a group of men and women because of his sexual orientation, according to Seattle police.
The man was walking near the 200 block of Summit Avenue East just after midnight when he was approached by three men and two women who began calling him derogatory names based on his sexual orientation, police said. The man ran east and was caught by the group and beaten.
In addition to a broken nose, the man suffered cuts to to his face and knee abrasions. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
Because the victim had been drinking just before the attack he could only provide a vague description of the attackers, police said. An account of the incident in the police department’s online SPD Blotter does not state the man’s sexual orientation.
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