Video captures a 75-year-old Michigan home patient brutally beaten

Video captures a 75-year-old Michigan home patient brutally beaten
Video captures a 75-year-old Michigan home patient brutally beaten

In a shocking video surfaced on Thursday, a 75-year-old patient was beaten in a brutal and bloody attack at a nursing home in Michigan.

The news of the beating at Detroit's Westwood Nursing Center received a response from President Trump, who responded on Twitter.

"Is it even possible to believe it? Can it be real? The President wrote." Where is this nursing home, how is the victim? "

The graphic video depicts a younger man, who according to authorities was a 20-year-old patient from the same facility, punching the old man several times in the face, lying on the bed both times and while he is sitting

It absolutely broke my heart. It broke my heart how anyone could be capable of such cruelty, "said Joan Uhler, a Cleveland-area woman who watched the video on social media and told Detroit-area officials on Fox 2.

"How can this man have the free rein to go to other patients' rooms and physically abuse them and no one knows?" Uhler asked.

Calls from Detroit police, Ann Arbor and other parts of Michigan also came from people who found the video online, Fox 2 reported.

The Detroit Police Department thanked the public in a Twitter message.

The department wrote, "Thank you all for your help in drawing attention to the nursing home incident." "@Detroitpolice is investigating the situation and an arrest has been made. Thanks again."

Police said Detroit police believe the incident occurred on May 15, which is still in effect due to coronovirus.

Uhler told the station that he thinks that if the house met visitors under normal conditions, the beating could have been avoided.

"Honestly, I think if they were receiving visitors, it would have settled much faster than it had developed on Twitter," Ulerler said.

A law firm representing the nursing home said the suspect was not a long-time stayer, but someone who was undergoing temporary rehabilitation treatment, WDIV-TV from Detroit reported.

"Westwood is cooperating with the police and will continue to do so," a law firm said in a statement. “The safety, health and well-being of our residents is a top priority at Westwood. We will monitor the situation. ''

While the investigation was continuing, the unknown suspect was arrested and taken to the Detroit Detention Center for investigation.

According to the report, the old man was taken to the hospital with non-fatal injuries.

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