Man attacks UNLV student, uses homophobic slurs, say police

A homeless man used homophobic slurs while he battered a student inside UNLV’s Student Union, campus police said.

UNLV police are calling the attack a hate crime. The man used unspecified slurs during the battery that happened at 11 a.m. Friday inside the union, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, police announced Saturday in a notice.

The man fled the building after other students intervened, stopping further violence, police said. The nature of the battery wasn’t immediately clear.

The student and police know the man, UNLV police said.

“Police Services is confident in an imminent arrest,” the notice said.

Police urged anybody with information to call 702-895-3668.

Contact Mike Shoro at or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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