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Trump tweets about viral video of assault on Flint Township Macy's employee

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Posted at 4:52 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 14:10:57-04

(WXYZ) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter to address the assault on a Macy's employee in Flint Township.

"Looks what’s going on here. Where are the protesters? Was this man arrested?" the president tweeted Monday night.

The video filmed inside the Macy’s at the Genesee Valley Center Mall shows a customer repeatedly hitting an employee, knocking him to the ground and hitting him again while using the “N” word over and over.

You can also hear the employee repeatedly saying, “I’m sorry.”

Last Monday, Flint Township police were called to the Macy’s around 5:45 p.m. Police say a store employee was assaulted by one young man while a second man filmed it.

Flint Township police say they still don't have all the facts, but this video has now been captured and reposted on a number of social media sites, including Youtube with various allegations on what may have happened just before the first punch was thrown.

Some social media postings allege the employee used a racial slur.

Macy’s responded with a statement saying in part, “All the materials from the evening have been reviewed and it is clear the attack was unprovoked.”

Adding that, "Macy’s and mall management have added additional security to ensure our customers and colleagues can safely enjoy their shopping experience.”

Flint Township police are looking for 18-year-old Damire Canell Palmer of Mount Morris, and 22-year-old Damarquay Jovan Palmer of Flint Township in connection with this case.

Asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of these individuals to contact Detective Hart (810) 600- 3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245) or go to www.crimestoppersofflint.com