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Suspects sought in anti-gay attack near UCLA

February 5, 2013 |  8:08 am

UCLA campus police have released a sketch of a man they say was involved in an anti-gay hate crime against a student.

A male student was walking south in the 400 block of Gayley Avenue, near Veteran Avenue, about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 18, when two men got out of a dark-colored, four-door sedan and approached the victim.

One of the men threatened him with a knife and made anti-gay slurs, KTLA-TV reported. The two suspects then fled in the vehicle heading south on Gayley. The student suffered scratches and bruises, but declined treatment.

One of the suspects is described as a white male about 26 or 27 years old, 5-feet-9 and 160 to 170 pounds. He has brown eyes and a shaved head and was wearing jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as Latino, also about 26 or 27 years old. He is about 6-feet-4 and 300 pounds. He has long, black hair that was slicked back and was wearing baggy clothing.

The student told police he didn't know either of the men, but he thought they might have been able to guess his sexual orientation based on how he looked and acted.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the UCLA Police Department at (310) 825-1491.

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-- From a Times staff writer

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