NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a teenager is accused of punching a gay rights activist on a Manhattan street while yelling slurs.
The New York Post ( ) says Manuel Riquelme was arrested following an attack early Saturday near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.
It says the victim, Eugene Lovendusky, had been actively protesting a spate of other recent bias attacks.
The suspect was arrested on charges of assault as a hate crime, and harassment.
The name of his attorney was not immediately known.
From the Associated Press