NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement.

The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a verbal argument with one of the men, and was struck and knocked to the ground. The victim was then struck by the second man, university police said.

They said the victim was subsequently taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. 

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Authorities said no weapons were used.

The first assailant is described as a white male wearing a blue T-shirt and having a stocky build. The second attacker was described as a white male, approximately 6-feet tall, with a thin build, short brown hair, and wearing a white T-shirt.

New Brunswick police are asking anyone with information about the assault, or who may have been in the area at the time, to call Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5217.

This was the second student assaulted in three days.

Police said another victim was robbed and beaten by a group of men on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets about 2 a.m. Friday morning. That victim later declined medical assistance.