Authorities in Texas late Sunday stated the person accused of brutally beating a transgender lady 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 position 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 informed officers the assault occurred earlier Friday after she was concerned in a minor visitors accident close to an house complicated 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 reveals a person in a white shirt viciously beating the girl, apparently into unconsciousness, whereas the gang seems on and homophobic slurs are shouted.

A number of girls finally carried the sufferer’s limp physique to security.

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

The Related Press contributed to this report 


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