Detroit — Police made an arrest Thursday after a video circulating on social media appeared to present a person punching aged victims mendacity in mattress.

Police mentioned in a press release that they’re holding a 20-year-old man in connection to the assault and battery of an aged male at a nursing house on Detroit’s west aspect.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig mentioned the division is investigating the incident that allegedly occurred at Westwood Nursing Middle on the town’s northwest aspect.

“The nursing house was unaware of the assault till they noticed the video,” Craig mentioned throughout a press convention Thursday. “We’re nonetheless investigating that side of the case, however we do have a suspect in custody.”

 A video had been posted on social media and shared a number of instances by involved residents of an incident that allegedly occurred on Might 15. Police mentioned each the 75-year-old male sufferer and the suspect are sufferers on the nursing house situated within the 16500 block of Schaefer.

The sufferer was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place he was handled for his non-life threatening accidents, police mentioned.

The suspect was taken into custody on the nursing house and transported to the Detroit Detention Middle (DDC) with out incident. Detroit Police continues to be investigating. Ann Arbor Police Division and the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Workplace helped within the case. 

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