Video shows suspect in New York gay bar attack

The New York Police Department is on the hunt for a man wanted in connection with a series of brick attacks on a Hell’s Kitchen gay bar.

The suspect is seen in new video walking around a market wearing blue jeans, black tennis shoes and glasses, with a green hood protruding from under a dark colored jacket.

The NYPD Crimestoppers said in a tweet that he threw “a rock” – later clarified by police as a brick – at the nightclub window AROUND November 13, 15 and 19, causing damage.

On Tuesday afternoon, police said they were questioning someone about the brick throwing.

SEVERAL BRICK LAUNCHING INCIDENTS REPORTED AT NYC GAY BAR

NYPD is looking for this man in connection with incidents of criminal mischief
(NYPD)

At least one incident of “criminal mischief” was filmed and no one was injured in any of the incidents.

In surveillance video shared by New York City Councilman Erik Bottcher, the man can be seen walking towards the establishment, looking inside and then throwing something out the window. The camera shows several women inside reacting to the attack.

“This man has thrown bricks at the window of @versbarnyc FOUR times in the last few weeks. These are hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community. Help us identify him,” Bottcher said.

The perpetrator is seen in CCTV footage

The perpetrator is seen in CCTV footage
(NYPD)

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Bottcher urged people to contact the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force, and investigators shared an updated image of the suspect.

So far no one has been arrested and police said they could not confirm the same individual was behind all the attacks.

According to Fox 5 New York, VERS owner David DeParolesa told the station that he remains convinced he was targeted.

The suspect walks out with a drink from the store

The suspect walks out with a drink from the store
(NYPD)

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“The third break happened two hours after I replaced the window,” he said. “Which leads me to believe that the person saw that the window had been replaced and came and wanted to break it again.”

There is a reward for information of up to $3,500.

People are encouraged to contact @NYPDTips or 1-800 577-TIPS with leads.

Fox News’ Pilar Arias contributed to this report.

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