BROOKLYN — A group of four males beat a teen unconscious and stripped off his pants inside an L train on Friday afternoon, police said.
A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not immediately released, was on a Brooklyn-bound L train near the Broadway Junction station at roughly 3:30 p.m., when four males approached him and asked, "What gang are you in?" according to NYPD officials.
When the teen said he was not part of any gang, the group started kicking and punching the boy's face and body, police said.
Then they dragged him off the train when it pulled into the Atlantic Avenue station and continued to beat him on the platform until he was unconscious, police said.
The group stole the teen's cellphone and sneakers and pulled off his jeans before fleeing, police said.
Graphic video published by Daily News shows people beating the boy as he lay on the platform without any pants on.
After the attackers left, witnesses dragged the teen back into the safety of the train, according to the video.
The victim suffered a severe eye injury and a concussion and was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, police said.
One suspect, 15-year-old Queens resident Brandon Parchment, was arrested and charged with robbery. The other three were still at large as of Monday Morning, police said.
Police released surveillance photos of two individuals from the group of attackers. It was not immediately clear if Parchment was the individual in either of the surveillance photos.
Brooklyn activist Tony Herbert said that the Friday attack is similar to others that he's heard about recently in which teens enquire about someone's gang affiliation and start beating them, regardless of the response.
"This is the stupidity that's going on," Herbert said.