2 arrested in NYC assault on students from UK

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Associated Press

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 7:37 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they've arrested two teenagers accused of assaulting two students from Great Britain inside a New York City train station.

Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-juh-loh) says four people were seen assaulting the 23-year-old students, a woman and a man, early Sunday at a PATH station in the Greenwich (GREN'-ich) Village neighborhood.

Pentangelo says 17-year-old Deon Hinnat and a 14-year-old boy, both from New Jersey, were arrested on gang assault charges. He says two other suspects remain at large.

Pentangelo says the female student fell, hit her head and was treated at a hospital. The other student refused medical attention. The students live in Jersey City, N.J.

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson railroad runs throughout New Jersey and connects to New York.

Information on Hinnat's attorney was not immediately available.

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