Man Charged With Hate Crime After Attack on Couple Married at West Point: Cops

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Police say a Queens man has been arrested in connection with a bias attack on a gay couple at a Manhattan bodega.

Thomas Clabough was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and attempted assault as a hate crime in the attack in the store in SoHo on Aug. 2.

The victims were Daniel Lennox-Choate and his husband, Larry, the first gay couple to be married at West Point.

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The married couple was attacked after suspect entered the Prince Street shop to purchase a beer.

They say he shouted anti-gay slurs at the two men and then punched Daniel Lennox-Choate in the face. The suspect then fled on a bike.

The 30-year-old victim suffered minor injuries to his mouth and refused medical attention.

Daniel Lennox-Choate graduated from West Point in 2007, and his husband graduated two years later. They married in 2013.

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Attorney information for Clabough wasn't immediately available.

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