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Man accused of pepper-spraying subway riders

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NEW YORK (AP) -

Police have arrested a man for pepper-spraying four people aboard a New York 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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