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TWO MEN HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING ASSAULTED

Two men were hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after they were jumped and beaten by several men, police said.

One of the victims, an Upper Mountain Road resident, told Niagara County sheriff's deputies he was walking a friend home from a nearby bar at about 2:30 a.m. when a car passed them on Upper Mountain Road.

The car stopped, and six to eight men emerged, complaining the pedestrian had yelled something at them. Both pedestrians were then punched and kicked repeatedly until another car passed, causing the group to disperse.

The victims flagged down another car and were taken to Lockport Memorial Hospital, where one was treated for a broken nose and the other, a North Tonawanda resident, for cuts and bruises.

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