Authorities in Texas late Sunday stated the person accused of brutally beating a transgender girl in an assault in broad daylight that was captured on cellphone video has been arrested.

Edward Thomas, 29, was nabbed at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday over “his function within the aggravated assault,” The Dallas Morning Information reported, citing police.’

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Authorities stated the girl reported the assault whereas receiving hospital remedy Friday evening. She instructed officers the assault occurred earlier Friday after she was concerned in a minor site visitors accident close to an condominium advanced within the southern a part of Dallas, in response to the police assertion launched Saturday.

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A purported video of the assault posted on Fb exhibits a person in a white shirt viciously beating the girl, apparently into unconsciousness, whereas the gang appears on and homophobic slurs are shouted.

A number of ladies ultimately carried the sufferer’s limp physique to security.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings stated he’s “extraordinarily offended about what seems to be mob violence in opposition to this girl” and that these accountable don’t characterize how most residents really feel in regards to the metropolis’s “thriving LGBTQ group.”

The Related Press contributed to this report 

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