The U.S. Army is warning its soldiers to be extra cautious when defending their honor guards after a video surfaced online showing soldiers allegedly assaulting a black man in the streets of Fort Hood, Texas.
The video, obtained by the U.K. tabloid The Sun, showed two soldiers on horseback beating and kicking a black male as he sat on a street corner in the sprawling U.R.O. compound.
One of the soldiers, who appears to be wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans, punches him in the face and then runs away, according to the video.
“We’ve been alerted that an incident took place in the vicinity of the UR.
We’ve also been made aware of reports of an assault taking place,” the U,S.
Department of Defense said in a statement.
“The Department is aware of these reports and is working with the local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our troops.”
In a statement, a spokesman for the U.,S.
military said: “The U.N. command has taken immediate steps to address this matter and is taking appropriate action.”
It was not immediately clear whether the assault took place after the soldiers left the scene.
mission oversees all U.n. missions in the Middle East, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Fort Hood shooting came a day after a white man was fatally shot by a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and after a black teenager was fatally killed by a white police officer while allegedly carrying a gun in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The shooting in Fort Hood is being investigated by the Army as an isolated incident and as part of an ongoing federal investigation, according a statement from the U and the Army.
It is not clear whether there will be any consequences for the soldiers who assaulted the black man, who was shot in the leg by one of the officers, or whether the officer who shot him will face any consequences.
The incident in Fort Worth was the latest incident to raise questions about the military’s response to racial inequality.
In February, a soldier who was suspected of assaulting a white woman at the White House was cleared of wrongdoing, but the Army has faced criticism for not adequately investigating and disciplining soldiers who commit similar incidents.