A third arrest has been made in connection to the video that surfaced earlier this week of two young girls who were forced to fight by older girls. The video was filmed on Jan. 3 in Edgar Allen Poe Park in the Bronx, and features teenagers instigating the fight between two 7-years-old girls. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne called the video "callous and disturbing and exploitive of two little girls.”
Two of the teenagers are 14 and another is 15, and police say that at least one more teen is being questioned by the NYPD. According to reports, the fight initially broke out between two older teens and was about candy. Authorities believe that one of the 14-year-olds uploaded the video to her Facebook page.
On Tuesday, Gothamist posted the video and passed it along to authorities. The mother of one of the girls involved in the fight saw it on the news, prompting her speak out on it. She reached out to the police, explaining that she thought whoever recorded the incident intended to upload it to WorldStarHipHop.
Hopefully, this matter can be brought to closure quickly.