Arizona man attacked in New York City

Posted at 10:39 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 00:39:48-05

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.

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.