20 teens batter man inside Columbus Circle station: NYPD


A "multitude" of teenagers, between 15 to 20 of them, beat up a homeless man inside the Columbus Circle subway station on Saturday night, leaving him hospitalized with cuts and bruises, police say.

The 28-year-old man was on the northbound A train platform inside the station just after 9 p.m., when "a multitude of kids ranging in age from 15 to their early 20s" attacked him, a police spokesman said. 

Police couldn't say what started the fight or whether it began on the train, but that the group of assailants didn't know the victim. 

The man was transported to Mount Sinai West with a cut to his head, swelling and bruising in both of his eyes, and a broken tooth, according to the NYPD.

Two 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were in police custody, charged with gang assault and obstructing government administration, police said.

 

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