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Police seek teens filmed beating, stomping man near DC hotel

July 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation’s capital are searching for a group of teenagers who were recorded beating two men outside a hotel.

Police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the aggravated assault. They’re seeking the public’s help in identifying 14 “persons of interest.”

It shows a teen punching one of the men, who falls to the ground as the crowd attacks. Other teens repeatedly kick him and stomp on his face as the second man tries to intervene and is beaten.

An incident report says the men told officers the teens screamed “That’s him,” just before attacking. They say the teens mistakenly thought the severely beaten man was someone else.

The group flees as one last girl runs up and spits on him. The men didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries.

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