Man tied up and tortured on Facebook Live

(NBC Chicago)

CHICAGO, IL (WCMH) – Police in Chicago are investigating after a Facebook Live video surfaced showing a teen being tortured as the attackers yelled “F— Donald Trump.”

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told NBC Chicago the crime was a “brutal act” that was “broadcast for the entire world to see.”

The victim was found disoriented and walking in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood. A short time later, they found a crime scene they believed was linked to the man.

Police later became aware of a Facebook video showing an assault of a man, believed to be the same person.

NBC Chicago reported the video shows a group of black men and women kicking, cutting and slapping a white man, who appeared to be bound and gagged. Police believe the video is credible.

The victim was reported to be an 18-year-old mentally handicapped man who was previously reported missing.

Four people are being questioned in connection with the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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