News Robert Andersen charged in assault on tourist near Staten Island Ferry A man has been charged with assaulting a tourist near the Staten Island ferry terminal. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jewel Samad By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated February 17, 2016 7:27 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 25-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with punching a tourist who suffered a skull fracture when his head hit the pavement in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal, police said. Robert Andersen was charged with assault, two days after he allegedly attacked 33-year-old William White. White was attacked after he turned down an offer from a woman to buy tickets to see the Statue of Liberty about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, police said. She walked away, but Andersen then attacked White, police said. Without saying a word, Andersen allegedly sucker-punched him. White fell and hit his head on the ground, police said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center and treated for a fractured skull. Attorney information for Andersen was not immediately available. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.