Denver police have arrested a man in
connection with a homophobic attack on a gay couple.
According to 9 News, Christopher Huizar
and Gabriel Roman were walking home from a nightclub in downtown
Denver when a man yelling anti-gay slurs stabbed them around 1 a.m.
Huizar said on a Go Fund Me page that
he and Roman were holding hands as they walked home.
“We were simply holding hands when a
white male yells 'f*cken f****ts' and comes running up behind and
stabbed me in the neck & my boyfriend got stabbed in his hand and
his back” Huizar said. “We were just holding hands minding our
The men ran away and called police.
They said the man stabbed them with a folding pocket knife.
Denver Police spokesman Sergeant John
White said that they had arrested Dylan Payne, 24, and charged him
Roman bled profusely from a hand wound.
“Just seeing him in my arms bleeding.
I just didn't want him to die,” an
emotional Huizar said.
Police said the couple's injuries were
not life threatening.