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Arrest in attack on teen in elevator

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Police have arrested one of two suspects wanted in the brutal attack of a teenager inside her apartment building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

Two thugs were caught on security camera footage beating the 18-year-old at about 9:34 on Sunday night.

The attackers are seen dragging the girl out of an elevator into the hallway and punching and kicking her.

The suspects made off with the woman's iPhone, wallet and purse.

Police asked for the public's assistance tracking down the assailants. 

Tyler Hopping, 18, was arrested on Wednesday.

Both are described by investigators as black and 20-25 years old. One of the suspects was wearing a black T-shirt and multi-colored pants. The second suspect weighs about 240 lbs. and was wearing an orange T-shirt, beige shorts and a backpack.

If you recognize them from the surveillance video or know anything about the attackers that could lead to the arrest of the second suspect, contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers:

1-800-577-TIPS (8477), WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

The NYPD says all calls are strictly confidential.

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