Facebook fight video: Two teenage girls arrested in New York for attack on 62-year-old man

Two teenage girls arrested in New York over Facebook viral attack video

The moment before the incident occurred (Credit: YouTube)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Police have arrested two teenage girls involved in a confrontation with a 62-year-old man which subsequently went viral on Facebook. 

The man told police in Syracuse, New York, that he was assaulted after politely asking the teenagers to get off his lawn. It's unclear what happened to escalate the situation, but one of the girls can be clearly seen hitting him in the face.

After he chases her, another girl hits him in the head, and he can be seen chasing the group down the street. The video has been viewed more than one million times on Facebook. 

In a statement, police said they have arrested two girls, aged 14 and 15, and have charged them with third-degree assault charges. The man says he suffered a bruised eye in the attack and is recovering.

Watch the video below: