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Teen Suspect Accused Of Being Caught On Video Beating 9-Year-Old Over Candy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - The NYPD says they've arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of violently bullying a 9-year-old boy at a Brooklyn public housing complex.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Thursday that "the child is now safe and the subject has been apprehended."

A video that went viral showed the bully punching the young boy in the face and slamming his victim's head into a wall as he screams "Give me candy!"

The video was viewed on Instagram 60,000 times in two hours. It's since been taken down.

The 16-year-old is charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child. Police didn't release his name because he's a minor.

"We appreciate the many tips offered regarding this video," Shea wrote on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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