Two Queens men have been arrested for yelling anti-gay slurs, as well as taunting, punching and kicking Jack Price after Price left a 24-hour deli near his home October 8.
The first man arrested, 26-year-old Daniel Aleman, was arraigned Tuesday. Aleman faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the charge of assault as a hate crime.
Police say they arrested a second man in the apparent assault, Daniel Rodriguez, 21, in Norfolk, Virginia, Tuesday evening. Rodriguez is in custody and is being brought back to New York, according to the Associated Press.
After the attack, Price, 49, was placed in a medically-induced coma. He suffered a fractured jaw and ribs, and a lacerated spleen. Both of his lungs are collapsed.