Man yelled anti-gay slur before stabbing

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man yelled anti-gay slurs and then stabbed a man Sunday at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

The unprovoked attack came as the city celebrated Pride.

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Police say Eric Shields stabbed the 20-year-old man in the shoulder and then punching a 30-year-old man who tried to intervene.

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Shields, 47, was arrested shortly after on charges of assault, weapons possession, menacing and harassment.

Both victims were taken to the hospital and were expected to be OK.

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating the incident.

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