Two Assailants Sought in UCLA Hate-Crime Attack

The UCLA student was attacked early Friday on Gayley Avenue in Westwood

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Saturday, Jan 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:34 PM PDT
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The student targeted in an early Friday morning attack used antigay slurs, a crime that other student found upsetting on Saturday. Janet Kwak reports from Westwood for the NBC4 News on 11 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2013.

The student targeted in an early Friday morning attack used antigay slurs, a crime that other student found upsetting on Saturday. Janet Kwak reports from Westwood for the NBC4 News on 11 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2013.

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Two men -- one with a knife -- shouted anti-gay slurs during an attack on a UCLA student early Friday at the Westwood campus.

The men got out of a vehicle and approached the student at about 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Gayley Avenue. The victim suffered minor scratches and bruises, according to a statement from the UCLA Police Department.

One of the attackers was described as white, approximately 26 to 27 years old, 5-foot-9 and 160 to 170 pounds. The man, whose head was shaved, was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The second attacker was described as Hispanic, 26 to 27 years old, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds with long "slicked-back" hair.

The vehicle was described as a dark colored sedan.

The case is under investigation as a hate crime, according to campus police.

Call 310-794-5824 to provide information about the attack to campus police.

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