WASHINGTON - Authorities are looking for more than a dozen juveniles who they say brutally attacked two men earlier this month in Dupont Circle as they walked into a hotel. Officers say the incident happened around 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 outside of the Hilton Washington along the 1900 block of Connecticut Avenue.
Video of the incident captured by a surveillance camera shows the two men being surrounded while walking toward the doors of the hotel. One of the victims was able to get inside of the lobby while the other victim was punched and pushed to the ground after being swarmed by several of the attackers.
Police say the suspects could be as young as 13 or 14 years old. The man who is seen on the video being struck, kicked and even spit on was transported to a nearby hospital. He suffered injuries to the head and left eye socket.
The second victim suffered a swollen left eye and was also admitted to the hospital. He told police that before the attack began, one of the suspects screamed "That’s him," and pointed to the man he was with.
Anyone with information should contact police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.