The couple, who were holding hands near a bathroom stall on Miami Beach in Florida, were targeted by the four men on Miami Beach. The couple were physically abused and reportedly were one step away from death after the attack. One of the men was said to shout maricon, Spanish slue which is an equivalent to ‘faggot’ in English. The attack took place at 7.40pm last Sunday, it was carried out by a group of four young adult men, with one wearing a Florida International University T-shirt. A man named Helmut Muller who was sat on a bench nearby intervened to help the victims, who had sustained multiple bruises to their faces. “It happened so quick,” said Muller, 29. “They almost killed this guy, literally.”Muller said that the attack was not provoked and it was nothing but a hate crime. Miami Police are asking for help to identify the men involved in the attack. Three of the attackers have been described as Hispanic white males, each about 5 foot 8, and between the ages of 19 and 24.