A man was taken into custody after a video surfaced on social media of him assaulting an elderly man inside a nursing home.
The Detroit police department said in a statement that theyarresteda 20-year-old male in connection to theassault and batteryof an elderly male inside Westwood Nursing Center on the northwest side of the city, according toThe Detroit News.
After punching the elderly male several times and drawing blood, the 20-year-old male can be heard cursing at theelderlynursing home patient. He also appears to wipe the blood from the elderly male in an attempt to hide his wounds. Both were apparently patients at the nursing home, according to The Detroit News. It’s unclear why the 20-year-old suspect was being treated there.
“The nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig during a press conference Thursday, according to The Detroit News. “We are still investigating that aspect of the case, but we do have a suspect in custody.”
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the suspect was taken intocustodyand transported to the Detroit Detention Center without incident, according to The Detroit News.
Additional unconfirmed videos of the suspect assaulting other elderly individuals have surfaced across social media. It appears the assault was racially motivated.