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NYPD investigating alleged bias attack in Chelsea

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Police are investigating an alleged anti-gay bias attack in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.

The incident occurred just after midnight Tuesday when two men approached the two male victims, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s, police said.

Anti-gay statements were made and the men were assaulted, police said. Then four other men joined in on the attack, police said.

The victims were able to use their cell phones to call the police, who said the six men then fled the scene of the attack.

The two victims were released after being treated for minor injuries, the NYPD said.

The investigation is ongoing.

On May 18, a man was shot and killed in Greenwich Village in an apparent bias attack, said police.

On May 5, two men were beaten near Madison Square Garden. The attackers yelled anti-gay slurs at the victims.

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