Police: Man's nose broken in Capitol Hill gay bashing

Police: Man's nose broken in Capitol Hill gay bashing »Play Video
Photo of Jason Jacobs taken at Harborview after he was attacked early Monday and posted to Facebook by a friend.

SEATTLE -- A group of men and women broke a 37-year-old man's nose after hurling anti-gay slurs at him early Monday in Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Jason Jacobs told officers he was walking in the 200 block of Summit Avenue East shortly after midnight when he was approached by three men and two women, who started calling him derogatory names based on his sexual orientation.

The group chased Jacobs down the street and attacked him when they caught up, leaving him with a broken nose and cuts to his face and knees, according to police. He was later taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Jacobs later told KOMO News he believes he was attacked because he is gay. And, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

According to police, Jacobs had been drinking and was unable to provide a good description of his attackers.