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Denver police: Man arrested in reported anti-gay stabbing

May 29, 2018
In this undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department and released Tuesday, May 29, 2018, is Dylan Payne. Payne faces a charge of aggravated assault in the stabbing of two men, who told police they were holding hands when a man shouted anti-gay slurs then stabbed them. (Denver Police Department via AP)
In this undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department and released Tuesday, May 29, 2018, is Dylan Payne. Payne faces a charge of aggravated assault in the stabbing of two men, who told police they were holding hands when a man shouted anti-gay slurs then stabbed them. (Denver Police Department via AP)

DENVER (AP) — Police are investigating after two men reported being stabbed outside a Denver nightclub by a man who was yelling anti-gay slurs.

According to police records, 24-year-old Dylan Payne faces an assault charge for stabbing the two victims outside The Church Nightclub in downtown Denver around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Denver Police spokesman Sgt. John White says the two men told police that they were holding hands when they left the nightclub and Payne began yelling obscenities at them. The men told police Payne then used a folding pocket knife to stab them.

The injuries weren’t life threatening. The men were able to run away and call police.

Payne was being held at Denver Health Medical Center. White says Payne was being treated there for a hand injury.

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