BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man in connection with a hate-driven attack in Brooklyn over the weekend.

Brandon McNamara, 25, of Queens is facing a number of charges including second-degree assault as a hate crime.

Police say he allegedly approached two men leaving a gay bar on Metropolitan Avenue early Sunday morning.

He turned himself in to the 7th precinct just before noon Wednesday.

Investigators say McNamara made homophobic statements before he punched one man in the face and threw the other one against a tree.

They were both taken to nearby hospitals where one suffered a fractured shoulder and the other, a broken finger.