Violent Assault Caught on Film in Sharp-Leadenhall

| August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

An assault occurred on the 100 block of W. Hamburg St. in Sharp-Leadenhall on Sunday at approximately 635pm. The incident was filmed and posted on Instagram before being removed, but copies of the video have been shared thousands of times on social media.

According to the Baltimore Police Department report, a citizen observed a man pick up two bricks and assault the victim after an argument among the two men. The responding officer observed a pool of blood, but no victim, at the scene.

The suspect is described in the report as a black male between 40 and 50 years old with a dark shirt, dark shorts, and a white hat.

From Councilman Eric Costello:

*** Warning – Graphic Content

The incident in this video occurred on Sunday, August 30, at approximately 6:35pm, at the NW intersection of W Hamburg St and Leadenhall St. The victim is walking on the north side of the 100 block of W Hamburg St, heading westbound (from S Hanover St toward M&T Stadium).

Baltimore Police Department Detectives are actively investigating this incident and seeking any information, especially camera footage, in between the times of 6:00pm and 7:00pm. The most relevant location is the 100 block of W Hamburg St. If you have information or footage of the victim, suspect, those recording the video, or anything else relevant, please forward to Captain Eric Leitch at: and feel free to copy me at:

It should go without saying that the complete depravity to human life illustrated in this video is absolutely disgusting and should be investigate and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Update from Councilman Costello on 9/1/20:

UPDATE ON BRICK ATTACK IN SHARP LEADENHALL ON 08/30 The victim has been identified and located, has spoken with police, and does not appear to have serious injuries. * This is all of the information I have available at this time.

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Corner where the incident occurred

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