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By Ryan Williams

The first gay couple to be married at West Point was attacked in New York City over the weekend by a man shouting homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday.

The assailant, described as a man in his 40s, got into an physical altercation with Larry Lennox-Choate and Daniel Lennox-Choate after yelling gay slurs at them at a deli in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan Sunday.

The situation escalated when the man punched Daniel Lennox-Choate, 30, in the face, according to police.

The suspect fled on a bicycle, but not before a witness snapped a picture of him, NYPD Det. Martin Speechley told NBC News.

Daniel Lennox-Choate refused medical attention on the scene, according to police.

"Aside from one fat lip and a sore punching arm, we are fine," Larry Lennox-Choate wrote on his Facebook page.

"It's hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in SoHo of all places," he wrote. "Idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing (military training) next time."

In 2013, Daniel Lennox-Choate and Larry Lennox-Choate became the first same-sex male couple to marry at United States Military Academy at West Point, their alma mater.

Their relationship was documented by a New York Times photographer, and their wedding was covered by The Associated Press.