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Police are searching for a man seen attacking a gay man in viral video

Police are searching for a man seen attacking a gay man in viral video

Police looking for homophobe salt lake city

Police are searching for a man seen attacking a gay man in a video on Twitter.

Filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, the man is heard asking: ‘Are you gay though?’

Sal Trejo, the victim of the assault, replies, ‘Oh I am.’

The man responds, ‘Oh then you’re gay?’ before launching his attack.

After posting the video on Twitter, Trejo has released a full statement detailing what he says occurred. Trejo alleges that after the events of the video, the attacker pulled a knife and call them ‘faggots’.

Police are looking for the man

He writes: ‘It started with him approaching us out of the blue and making homophobic and misogynistic comments towards our group.

‘We started recording him and asked him to leave, he wouldn’t, and then went on to hit me and shove one of our girlfriends. At this point we became verbally aggressive to protect ourselves.

‘We called the police immediately. He then pulled out a knife and pointed it towards us while continuing to call us faggots.

‘He eventually ran off, got into his car (in his intoxicated state) and drove on the light-rail tracks until he sped off away from Main Street. This man is dangerous and needs to be held accountable for his actions.’

Mayor of the city, Jackie Biskupski, has seen the video and has confirmed the Salt Lake City Police Department are investigating.

The man has been described as white, between 23 – 24 years old, and five foot eight inches.

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