A man says he was punched in the face at Atlantic Station because he's gay.
John Parker, 50, told Atlanta police he was walking near Atlantic Station on Saturday when he asked a couple for directions.
Parker said the man he approached then asked if he was gay.
Parker told police he said "yes" and the man punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.
He was taken to Emory University Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police are investigating the case.
On Monday, Atlantic Station management released the following statement regarding the incident:
"We are committed to serving the diverse Midtown neighborhood, including the LGBT community, a commitment that has been demonstrated by our partnership with events such as the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus Big Wig Party and the Fenuxe Magazine Best of Atlanta Fire Party and the diversity in our own management team. In the case of Saturday's incident, witnesses have given both Atlantic Station Public Safety officers and APD officers conflicting information. We are cooperating in the investigation and will share information as it becomes available. Our own public safety officers handled the incident according to protocol and were respectful to all parties involved. The safety of all guests at Atlantic Station is our top priority."
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