Shocking video shows a white man attacking a Muslim teen in a Detroit ER

Shocking footage has captured the moment when a white man - who had been denied mental health treatment - attacked a Muslim teenager at an emergency room desk in Michigan.

Surveillance video, obtained by WDIV, shows the 19-year-old, who was wearing a dark blue hijab, approach the desk at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn and speak to the woman working there on February 10 around 3.30am.

Moments later, a disheveled man is seen approaching the teenager and pummeling her three times with his fist before hospital staff and security are able to intervene.

The man, identified by police as 57-year-old John Salvatore Deliz, was arrested and charged with assault. 

But a lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court alleges the incident would not have occurred if hospital officials had properly monitored the man.

Shocking footage has captured the moment when a white man - who had been denied mental health treatment - attacked a Muslim teenager at an emergency room desk in Michigan

Shocking footage has captured the moment when a white man - who had been denied mental health treatment - attacked a Muslim teenager at an emergency room desk in Michigan

Surveillance video shows the 19-year-old, who was wearing a dark blue hijab, approach the desk at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn and speak to the woman working there on February 10 around 3.30am

Surveillance video shows the 19-year-old, who was wearing a dark blue hijab, approach the desk at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn and speak to the woman working there on February 10 around 3.30am

Moments later, a disheveled man is seen approaching the teenager and pummeling her three times with his fist before hospital staff and security are able to intervene

Moments later, a disheveled man is seen approaching the teenager and pummeling her three times with his fist before hospital staff and security are able to intervene

The victim, who has not been named, had walked into the emergency room after she slipped on ice and feared she had a broken jaw.

Deliz approached her at the receptionist desk and punched her in the head repeatedly, knocking her to the ground before security separated the two.

The victim is now suing Beaumont Dearborn, saying that hospital staff were not paying enough attention to the man. 

The man, identified by police as 57-year-old John Salvatore Deliz, was arrested and charged with assault

The man, identified by police as 57-year-old John Salvatore Deliz, was arrested and charged with assault

'We want to hold them accountable for not looking out for the safety of other patients,' Majed Moughni, the victim's attorney, told The

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