This is the shocking moment a gang of 14 hooligans mercilessly beat up a man outside the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC.
Police are on the hunt for the culprits, who are said to be between 13-14 years of age.
Horrifying footage released by Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday shows one of the attackers approaching a man outside the hotel before knocking him to the ground in a brutal gang attack.
In the video, one of the culprits appears to exchange a few words with the victim before taking a swipe at his head, causing him to fall to the floor.
He then proceeds to continuously kick the man, who lay defenseless on the ground as more of his friends joined in the fight.
Meanwhile, the other man accompanying the victim escaped the assailants by a few mere seconds as he squeezed through hotel’s swivel door.
The victim was rushed to hospital with head injuries and a left eye socket injury.
Police are appealing for witnesses with more information.
The man who escaped into the hotel told police there was a verbal exchange between the suspect and victim, with one of the culprits yelling: “That’s him,” while pointing at the man, according to the police report.
The Washington Hilton hotel is popular for hosting high profile political figures in the DC area, including presidents and foreign dignitaries.
They also hold several prestigious events including the White House Correspondence Dinner.
Rooms at the hotel start from $210-a-night.