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Teen Arrested in Attack Outside Washington Hilton

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    Teens Attack Man Outside Washington Hilton

    Surveillance video shows a group of teens believed to be as young as 13 and 14 years old attacking and beating a man outside the Washington Hilton hotel in D.C. (Published Wednesday, July 24, 2019)

    A teen was arrested and charged Friday in an assault that happened outside Washington Hilton Hotel earlier this month.

    A 17-year-old boy from Southeast D.C. was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault in the attack, police said.

    A witness said he and the victim were walking toward the hotel about 1 a.m. July 14 when someone in a group of about 10 teens pointed at the man and screamed, "That's him," according to a police report.

    Surveillance video showed one of the boys initiate the assault with a punch that caused the victim to stagger and back up before the rest of the group joined in. As the group begins to disperse, a couple of people are seen in the video kicking and stomping on the man while he was down.

    The man suffered head injuries and a left eye socket injury. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said. The witness suffered a swollen left eye. They were treated at a local hospital.

    The case remains under investigation, police said Friday.

    Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text their tip to 50411.  

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