APD: 2 suspects arrested in attack of Albuquerque teen

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police have arrested and charged two teenage girls connected to the brutal attack of another teenage girl. Disturbing videos of the beating have circulated on social media over the past few days.

Police said those videos ultimately helped them find some of the suspects — and more people could be involved.

Albuquerque police said the teens arrested are 13 and 14 years old. They each face aggravated battery and kidnapping charges and are in juvenile jail.

Police said the young girl in the video and her friend snuck out to a house party where they later got separated. According to APD, after the attack, the 13-year-old in the video found help at a nearby house, where a person there drove her back to her friend’s home in the Northeast Heights.

Police are still speaking with multiple people as they continue looking into this case.

“In addition to what’s been on social media, members of the public pretty quickly sent in some anonymous video to police through one of the public links, and that helped them get a jumpstart on the investigation,” Gilbert Gallegos, APD spokesman, said.

Police said they’re also working with social media companies to remove the posts to avoid further violence.

This case is still under investigation. If you have any information, call APD at 505-242-COPS (2677).

If anyone has video related to this case, it can be shared with police here.

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