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Salt Lake man knocked unconscious defending gay friend

According to Salt Lake City police, a straight man was punched in the face and knocked unconscious while he was defending his gay friend downtown Friday night, April 4.

“Two male victims were involved in a verbal dispute with a group of Middle Eastern or Indian males who took offense to the perceived sexual preference of the victims,” a report reads. “As the victims were standing outside on the sidewalk, one of the suspects approached one of the victims and punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious.”


The suspect ran off and the victim’s friend tried to catch him, but was unsuccessful.

The victims described the suspect as a Middle Eastern or Indian male with an olive complexion and wearing a hoodie.

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