Woman Slashed In The Face After Confronting Man Hurling Anti-Gay Slurs
A New York City woman was slashed in the face on Friday after she confronted a man hurling anti-gay slurs.
The woman was hanging out with a group of people at the corner of Essex and Delancey streets at about 10:40 p.m. Friday when Takeam Brison, 32, approached them, police said.
Brison began shouting homophobic slurs at the group, telling them to "go back to f-----ville" and calling them "you lesbians, you homos," according to the Manhattan District attorney's criminal complaint.
When the woman intervened and asked why Brison would say that, Brison slashed the left side of her face, seriously injuring her, the NYPD said.
Brison ran away from the scene and called 911, telling the dispatcher that a group of homosexuals were following him, according to the criminal complaint.
Brison was arrested by police with a knife in his pocket. He's been charged with two counts of felony assault, including felony assault as a hate crime.
(H/T: Edge New England)