Capitol Hill

Man attacked after group yells homophobic slurs at him

SEATTLE -- A man was attacked late Tuesday in Capitol Hill after he walked past a group of men who yelled homophobic remarks at him and expressed their distaste for same-sex marriage, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking home around 10 p.m. next to Cal Anderson Park when he passed a group of five men standing around a white Monte Carlo in a nearby parking lot.

As the victim passed, the men lobbed derogatory sexual slurs at him and said they were upset Referendum 74 passed, according to the report.

The victim told officers he ignored the men and put in his headphones. Thirty seconds later, somebody pushed him from behind, and he landed on his head.

The last thing the victim remembers before losing consciousness is someone holding him down, according to the report.

When the victim came to, he was bleeding on the sidewalk. He called for help and was taken to the hospital with cuts and scrapes to his face and knee.

He told officers he didn't see who attacked him, and it is unknown if the attackers were the same men from the parking lot.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the men in the parking lot.

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