52-year-old man arrested for alleged attack on 2 boys inside Manhattan subway

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MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- A 52-year-old man is in custody after allegedly attacking two boys inside a subway station in Manhattan on Wednesday, police say.

Authorities say attack happened after 6:25 p.m. at the Broadway-Lafayette Street station.

They say an 11-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were selling candy when the 52-year-old man approached them and attempted to rob them.

The boys were walking along the platform when the man followed them and took the 16-year old's cell phone.

The 16-year-old was able to get the cellphone back but police say the man punched the 11-year-old in the face and threw the cellphone to the ground.

The 11-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody.

No charges been filed so far.

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