A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing two gay men for holding hands.
Gabriel Roman and his boyfriend Chris Huizar were walking home from a gay bar in Denver, Colorado, when they heard someone scream at them while they walked passed an alleyway, Gay Star News reported.
Huizar said he heard the man yell “fucking f****ts” before he was stabbed in the neck with what he thinks was a pocket knife.
His boyfriend then pushed him out of the way to protect him but was stabbed in the hand and when they turned to run away, Roman was stabbed in the back.
They managed to get away and ran until they collapsed. Luckily passersby noticed them and called an ambulance.
The man has now been identified by police as Dylan Payne and is currently being held in connection with the attack, according to the Denver Post.
Police are also investigating whether the attack was because of their sexual orientation.