Baby, 4 Others Hurt in D Train Pepper Spray Incident

The 1-year-old child also was injured when one of the victims dropped her while passing her over to the mother

Friday, Jun 1, 2012  |  Updated 7:17 AM EDT
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Police have arrested a man for pepper-spraying four people aboard a city subway during a dispute.

A 1-year-old child also was injured when one of the victims dropped her while passing her over to the mother.      

The incident occurred on a D train bound for Coney Island Thursday evening.      
Police say the pepper spray hit the 15-year-old mother, her 16-year-old sister and the 16-year-old boy holding the baby.      

A nearby 21-year-old passenger also was sprayed.      

Police say the dispute erupted after the 16-year-old boy confronted the suspect over a loud cell phone conversation.      

The suspect was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.      

The baby is listed in stable condition at a hospital. The others suffered minor injuries.

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