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Arrest made in Chelsea hate crime attack

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Police have made an arrest in a brutal bias attack on two gay men in Manhattan.

The assault happened near West 25th Street in Chelsea in August.

Police say two men attacked the victims while shouting gay slurs.

Then, up to four other attackers joined in.

23-year-old Alfonso Lanier was arrested Tuesday.

He's facing hate crimes charges for assault and harassment.

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