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Colorado Police Say Assault Followed Gay Slurs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs police are investigating whether at least one person was beaten because the assailants believed he was gay.

A police report says the assailants made anti-gay slurs before the July 2 attack outside a restaurant. It says one person suffered a facial fracture.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released. Police said this week that no arrests have been made.

Charles Irwin of the Colorado Springs Pride Center, which supports gay rights, says a victim told him he was an active-duty soldier.

A spokesman at Fort Carson said he had no information, citing privacy concerns. The attack didn’t occur on the Army post, right outside Colorado Springs.

A police spokesman declined to comment on whether any victim is in the armed forces.

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