Homeless man attacked by large group on subway

UPPER WEST SIDE — A homeless man suffered injuries after a group of 20 to 30 people attacked him while he was on a train.

Police say the 29-year-old man was on a northbound A-train around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he was attacked as it approached the Columbus Circle station in Manhattan.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department, Officer George Tsourovakas, says two 16-year-olds, a girl and a boy, are in custody. They face possible assault charges.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries.

According to police, the attack may have started when the victim was asking for money.

Associated Press contributed to this report.