Teens Attack Man on Subway, Sending Him to Hospital: Police

Two teenage girls have been arrested in the assault

Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 12:15 PM EDT
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Two teenage girls have been arrested in a violent subway assault on a 55-year-old man, punching him in the head in an attack that sent the victim to the hospital, police said.

Two teenage girls have been arrested in a violent subway assault on a 55-year-old man, punching him in the head in an attack that sent the victim to the hospital, police said.

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Two teenage girls have been arrested in a violent subway assault on a 55-year-old man, punching him in the head in an attack that sent the victim to the hospital, police said. 

According to police, the two teens were on a northbound 4 train departing Utica Avenue in Brooklyn at about 1 p.m. when they encountered a man and became aggressive with him, police said. The nature of the dispute wasn't immediately clear. 

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Police say the teenagers became violent and attacked the 55-year-old man, punching him in the face and head. Video of the incident showed the man eventually punching back in an attempt to defend himself. 

The victim, Charles Bunn, was taken to Kings County Hospital with multiple cuts to the face and head. 

The teens, identified as 18-year-old Chantelif Solano and 17-year-old Shaquana Rhem, were arrested on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn and charged with assault.

They are both awaiting arraignment. Attorney information wasn't immediately available. 

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