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2 teens arrested in connection to violent assault caught on video in Bemidji

Security video shows an older man being attacked on a flight of stairs.

Two juvenile suspects have been arrested in connection to the assault of an older man in Bemidji. 

A security video of the assault has been viewed nearly 40,000 times and shows a woman and man wearing Minnesota Vikings jerseys enter a building. The woman walks up a flight of stairs and the man follows, only to be stopped by a younger male who throws a punch. 

The two scuffle before the older man falls to the ground and then is kicked in the head multiple times by the juvenile suspect. The fight then spills outside and off camera. 

Here's what Bemidji Police Department posted to Facebook in response to the video. 

"The Bemidji Police Department is aware of a video that is being shared on Facebook. The video shows an assault taking place. The police department was contacted when this incident happened and THE SUBJECT RESPONSIBLE WAS IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED AT THAT TIME. Charges have been filed with the County Attorneys Office."

In a release, Bemidji PD says two teens, both age 16, were arrested. 

The assault took place on the 100 block of Fourth Street Northwest around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30. The release says the victim suffered injuries to his head and face. 

The names of the juvenile suspects have not been released, nor have any charging details. 

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