A suspect has been identified in the brutal attack of a gay couple earlier this month at the ‘Dallas BBQ’ restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City.
The attack, captured on video, shows Jonathan Snipes and Ethan York-Adams being hit over their heads with a chair on 5 May by a man New York City police have identified as Bayna El-Amin.
‘I have him identified, we are seeking him now. He’s been identified for about a week. We will see if we can get him in,’ NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce tells ABC 7. ‘He is a career criminal. We believe he has fled the state.’
Bayna, who shouted anti-gay slurs at the men before hitting them with the chair, has 18 prior arrests spanning back to 1993, according to DNAInfo.
Snipes had said that prior to the attack with the chair, the man knocked him to the ground and started kicking his face and spine and shouted: ‘Take that, faggot!’
Below is video of the attack – it is disturbing: