A 25-year-old gay Black man in Boston, Massachusetts, was stabbed while walking home on December 18. The attack left him in a coma for four days, and fearing for his life knowing his attackers are still “out there”.
The attack occurred around 10:45 pm after Anthony Crumbley had left a bar in South Boston.
“The two males and a female approached me and two males attacked me and stabbed me in my neck and in my stomach, and pretty much ran and left me there,” Crumbley told CBS Boston.
Crumbley was treated at Boston Medical Center for life-threatening injuries where he spent four days in a coma in the hospital’s ICU.
He believes the attack to be a hate crime telling the press, “I dress very femme and I’m a very outspoken person.”
Crumbley, currently attending college, launched a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical bills.
On the crowdfunding page he wrote, “No one has been arrested for doing this to me and I’m scared, truthfully, knowing they are still out there on the streets and could do this to me again at any time.”
Police have circulated a surveillance photo of people they would like to speak to in connection with the attack. At this time, the authorities say they have no reason to believe the stabbing was a hate crime.