MAN BUSTED IN SENIOR’S BEATING
Video of brutal attack on elderly man went viral
A 20-year-old man is sitting uncomfortably behind bars after a video appearing to show him beating up elderly people at a Detroit nursing home went viral.
According to the Detroit News, the unnamed man was arrested in connection with the assault of an elderly man at the Westwood Nursing Center.
The alleged assault reportedly took place on May 15.
In the video, the attacker repeatedly pummels the 75-year-old as he lies in bed.
Originally posted on Facebook, the video quickly went viral when it was posted on other social media platforms, such as Twitter, which sparked much outrage, including from U.S. President Donald Trump.
“Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?” Trump tweeted.
“The nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video,” Detroit
Police Chief James Craig said during a Thursday press conference. “We are still investigating that aspect of the case but we do have a suspect in custody.”
News outlet WDIV reported that the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The 75-year-old man is reportedly a temporary patient at Westwood Nursing Center.
“Westwood has been cooperating with the police and will continue to do so. The safety, health and well-being of our residents remain a top priority of Westwood. We will continue to monitor the situation,” said Saif Kasmikha, an attorney for the nursing home.
The accused was transported to the Detroit Detention Center without incident.
In a tweet, Detroit Police thanked the public for bringing the incident to their attention, noting that the investigation was ongoing.
A 20-year-old man appears to punch a Detroit nursing home resident, in a video that went viral.