Images of the runner who  attacked a man on the BeltLine Eastside Trail.
Images of the runner who attacked a man on the BeltLine Eastside Trail.

A man was attacked, punched and called anti-gay slurs during a confrontation as he cycled on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. According to Project Q Atlanta, Quinn Alexander Chrzan told Atlanta police that as he cycled on the Beltline shortly before 9 p.m. on May 23, pedestrian and bicycle traffic caused him to make a sudden stop just behind a man running on the trail. When the man turned around, he became aggressive and yelled, “I know you saw me there faggot,” according to a police incident report. Chrzan, who is not gay, told the runner not to use anti-gay language. When he tried to get a photo, the runner attacked. Chrzan captured video of the suspect, while multiple people witnessed the attack, which was also captured on police cameras. UPDATE: Michael D. Sanders, 31, surrendered to Atlanta police on Wednesday. He faces a misdemeanor battery charge and was being held on a $5,000 bond in the Fulton County Jail.

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport now has free wireless internet access in its terminals. Mayor Kasim Reed officially launched the new wifi service this morning. Wifi access had been the most requested feature at the airport, which serves more than 94.4 million passengers annually to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.