Macy’s strongly denies employee said anything to provoke attack (content warning)

Tim Balk

New York Daily News

Two persons of interest have been identified by cops in an investigation into a viral caught-on-video attack at a Michigan Macy’s, WSMH-TV reported Saturday.

An 18-second video of incident on social media shows a black man stalking around an white employee and punching him as the worker apologizes.

A Facebook user called FT Quay posted the clip to Facebook and said in a caption that the employee mumbled the N-word before the man in the video began to hammer him.

Macy’s, however, said the attack on the worker at the Genesee Valley Center in Flint, Mich., was “unprovoked.”

Flint police want to speak with Damire Canell Palmer, 18, and Damarquay Jovan, 22, about the incident, according to WSMH.

The viral video has been shared more than 4,000 times on Facebook.


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