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UCLA Student Called Anti-Gay Slurs At Knifepoint

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Police are searching for a pair of men who brandished a knife and hurled anti-gay slurs at a UCLA student near campus early Friday morning.

The attack happened on South Gayley Avenue near Veteran Avenue around 1:30 am as the victim was walking down the street, according to City News Service. A dark, 4-door sedan pulled up to the victim and two men jumped out of the car. They walked up to the victim and threatened him with a knife and hurled "anti-gay" slurs at him. They took off in their car headed southbound down Gayley.

It sounds like they must have roughed him up, too, because the police report stated the victim was left scratched and bruised. It wasn't severe enough that he needed medical treatment.

One suspect was white, 26 or 27, 5-feet-9 inches and weighed between 160 and 170 pounds. He had brown eyes, a shaved head and at the time of the attack he was wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was Hispanic, about the same age, 6-feet-4 inches tall and weighed 300 pounds. He had long, slicked-back black hair and was wearing baggy clothes.

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UCLA police are investigating the attack, and they're treating the incident as a hate crime.