BABYLON, N.Y. — Police in Suffolk County, N.Y., say four men allegedly used anti-gay slurs against two men they attacked near a train station on July 20.
News 12 Long Island reported Nicholas Bagattallia, Greg Gilbert and Justin and Shane Buckley of Oceanside, N.Y., attacked the two men after they asked them how to get to the Babylon Long Island Railroad station. The four suspects reportedly punched, kicked and shoved their victims while shouting anti-gay slurs against them.
One of the two victims was admitted to a hospital in nearby West Islip in serious condition.
Prosecutors have charged the four suspects with gang assault and assault as a hate crime in connection with the attack.