Someone allegedly made homophobic comments before the attack took place.
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Police have made an arrest in the allegedly hate-motivated Toronto Islands attack, but the investigation is continuing.
Elijah McGibbon, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on Saturday, June 19, two weeks after the attack took place at Hanlan's Point at Toronto Island.
According to police, a 24-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were walking near Hanlan's Point when they were confronted by a group of people, one of whom made homophobic comments towards the victims. A woman in the group grabbed one of the victims and two more men began "punching and kicking" the man.
A GoFundMe set up after the fact identified the man as David Gomez and said the attackers had broken his nose, cheekbone and orbital bone, and left him with a splint in his hip and a concussion.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and that they're looking for two witnesses in particular — two women who are described as "white, in their 20s and with brown hair."