Columbia, NY- A graphic video of one of several weekend assaults in the Five Points area of Columbia has surfaced in a post on Facebook.
The video, which captures only the end of the incident, shows several men hitting and kicking Josh Bosworth.
Bosworth suffered a broken jaw and several lacerations from the attack that occurred early Sunday morning in front of Bey’s, a bar on Harden St., and Pop’s New York Pizza.
“My jaw is broken in two places and I have titanium plates in it,” said Bosworth, who is focusing on recovering.
The video does not show what initiated the beating, but Bosworth says he believes he and his friends were targeted by a group of men looking to hurt anyone.
According to the incident report released by the Columbia Police Department, a “verbal altercation” instigated the fight around 2 a.m. Sunday and “seven to ten black males” assaulted Bosworth, punching and kicking him in the chest and head area until he fell to the ground.
A thread of comments posted to the video on Facebook indicate that racial remarks may have lead to the attack.