Trio hurls cans at 17-year-old girl while making anti-gay remarks: NYPD

The suspects police are searching for. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A trio of attackers hurled cans of food at a 17-year-old girl while making anti-gay remarks earlier this month, the NYPD said Wednesday.

The girl was at Melrose Playground in the Melrose section of the Bronx around 9 p.m. on Dec. 12 when three males of an unknown age started throwing cans at her while making anti-gay statements, police said.

The hate-crime attack left the girl with a torn knee ligament, the NYPD said.

Her alleged attackers hadn’t been arrested as of Thursday, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.