On July 14 at 1 a.m. a DC tourist was beaten, stomped on and spit on by the entrance to the Washington Hilton Hotel. This is according to a report from the DC police, who have since released video footage of the unprovoked attack.
The hotel is located 12 blocks north of the White House. There are many key Washington events and people hosted at this hotel. It also happens to be where President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981.
In the video you can see the victim walking toward the lower entrance of the hotel. He is approached by a group consisting of both males and females. The victim is first punched by a tall, skinny man and then a mob jumps in on the action.
DC Tourist Being Beaten at Hilton Hotel
WRC-TV reported on the conditions of the victim:
“The man suffered head injuries and a left eye socket injury. The witness suffered a swollen left eye. They were treated at a local hospital.”
The DC Police Department is looking for help with identifying the attackers:
“MPD seeks the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in reference to an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred on 7/14/19 in the 1900 blk of Connecticut Avenue, NW. See video here: (link: https://youtu.be/Lt98V_KyQg4) youtu.be/Lt98V_KyQg4 Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411”
MPD seeks the public's assistance in identifying suspects in reference to an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred on 7/14/19 in the 1900 blk of Connecticut Avenue, NW.
See video here: https://t.co/4wFd8d9Gmz
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 24, 2019
Here is C-SPAN video that shows the scene of the attack during daytime, making it easier to see: