Transcript for Disturbing takedown outside a hospital in North Carolina
We're going to move on now to a violent takedown outside a hospital in North Carolina. Security guards tackling a 16-year-old to the ground. His mother had just brought him to the hospital, she says her son was having a mental elt episode and needed help. Tonight, her son is now charged. And here's ABC's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, the dramatic video showing a security guard slamming a 16-year-old to the ground. He was treated like a criminal. Nobody ever treated him like a patient. Reporter: Watch as Jessica long and her 16-year-old son, Hayden, arrive at the hospital. She says he ws having a mental health crisis. Hayden shoves her. That's when the security guard pushes the teen to the ground twice, drawing his stun gun. As the teen walks back, another security guard tackles him. I was still thinking, these men will help. Their goal will be to help me help my son and they didn't do that. Reporter: It spirals even further, when Lincoln county deputies arrived. They say the teen spit blood in their face. The video shows one deputy punching the handcuffed teen in the head and another tackles him. Hospital management saying they feel badly that the teen was injured in the December incident, but are defending their security guards, saying at first the teen claimed to have a gun, threatening to shoot people. And David, the 16-year-old is now facing four charges, including felony malicious conduct. Meanwhile, one of the deputies is no longer employed. David? Gio, thank you. There is still much more
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