Police are looking for six people suspected of beating a gay man on the downtown 2 train last week in what may be a hate crime.

Twenty-three-year-old Urena Morel Frankelly and his boyfriend got on the 2 on Monday around 6 p.m. at 125th street when a woman began taking pictures of them. After they confronted her, she called Frankelly a f—-t and she and five other people began to attack him, police said. The two men escaped at the 96th street station.

“The victim’s left eye was swollen shut, with a cut above the socket. He was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital,” the Daily News reported.

The men said that other subway riders did nothing to help.

“Everyone was watching — no one helped us. That was a very scary situation for us,” Frankelly’s boyfriend told the Daily News.

The suspects are believed to be in their 20’s, Police told DNAinfo. Police released sketches of two of them (above).

If you have information, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-8477. Calls are confidential.

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    1. J says:

      Absolutely horrific–I cannot believe this. Horrible and shameful–who are this awful people?!

    2. Jean says:

      I think it’s disgusting that nobody did anything to help these two young men. What a bunch of selfish cowards were on that train.

    3. Mel Wymore says:

      “No one should have to endure the violence and humiliation that Urena Morel Frankelly and his partner experienced on the Number 2 train this week. We need leadership and education that weaves the principles of inclusion and empowerment into the very fabric of our community.”

      • Ab says:

        Somehow I don’t think it’s the liberal uws bystander that was the problem. Teaching tolerance to the choir that already knows the song isn’t going to change anything. Why doesn’t everyone wake up and realize that it’s the projects that are the problem – filled with hateful intolerant ungrateful lazy vagrants. No one washes a rented car and it’s the same for these recipients of the welfare state. We can all thank Robert Moses for spotting the Uws with economic diversity.