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Heartbreaking video showing 20year old man, punching an elderly nursing home patient gets Trump's attention (video)

Heartbreaking video showing 20year old man, punching an elderly nursing home patient gets Trump's attention (video)

Police made an arrest on Thursday after a heartbreaking viral video showed a young man punching an elderly patient lying in bed in a nursing home.



Police said during a statement that they're holding a 20-year-old man in connection to the assault and battery of an elderly male at Westwood Nursing Center within the 16500 block of Schaefer on Detroit’s side .

In the video, the 20-year-old is seen violently punching the 75-year-old man and the young man is heard telling the victim something about staying out of his bed.

Detroit police officer James Craig said the department is investigating the incident that occurred at Westwood Nursing Center on the city's northwest side.

"What our investigation has revealed thus far was the home was unaware of an assault until they saw the video," Detroit captain James Craig said at a press conference Thursday. "We are still investigating that aspect of the case, but we do have a suspect in custody.

Detroit Police acknowledged that the sharing of the video helped them catch and arrest the suspect. The police thanked the general public for alerting them to the video.

"Thank you to everyone for your assistance in bringing the senior home incident to our attention," the department said on Twitter. "The @detroitpolice is investigating things , and an arrest has been made.

It appears the suspect also posted another video showing the beating of a lady who is confined to a bed. Detroit police say they're conscious of that second video and also are investigating that assault.

A lawyer for the Westwood Rehabilitation Nursing Center said the suspect in the May 15 attack on the 75-year-old man was a temporary resident there for rehabilitation and recovery, consistent with NBC affiliate WDIV.

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