NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have arrested two people in an attack on a tourist who refused to buy tickets to the Statue of Liberty.
The attack happened Monday afternoon in front of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan.
Authorities say the victim and his family were approached by a woman who said she was selling tickets to the attraction. When the tourist said he wasn’t interested, a man came up and punched him in the face.
Authorities say the victim, who’s from Arizona, was knocked unconscious and suffered a fractured skull. It’s believed the tickets were fakes.
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The suspects, 25-year-old Robert Andersen and 19-year-old Teresa Thorson, were later arrested on assault charges. Information on their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.
This story has been corrected to show that police now say victim was from Arizona, not Arkansas.