A 16-year-old boy accused of body-slamming another boy in a street near Washington Middle School has been arrested, according to city spokesman Randy Beehler.
The incident occurred just after 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Beehler said. The injured boy — whose age wasn’t immediately available — suffered a concussion.
It wasn’t clear if the boy has suffered further injury, Beehler said.
A video of the incident posted on Facebook sparked a barrage of comments calling for justice.
The video shows a shorter boy trying to avoid a group of boys who confronted him in the street. A taller boy punched him in the face then grabbed him by the waist and slammed him head-first onto the street, the video showed.
The boy’s body fell limp and the video ended.
Police identified the suspect after receiving tips from the public on its social media page, Beehler said.
The suspect faces possible assault charges, Beehler said.
The Yakima Herald-Republic does not identify crime victims or minors accused of crimes.