NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –The NYPD Internal Affairs Division is looking into a video of an officer who appears to be repeatedly punching the head of a teen who had been accused of trying to steal a bicycle.

Authorities said officers had been flagged down on Friday and told about the attempted theft.

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As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, police said when officers went to arrest Alfred Burns, 16, he body slammed one of the officers and put his hands on the officer’s neck.

A video clip only shows another officer putting his arms around the teen and punching him several times as onlookers protest.

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The New York Daily News reported it all happened around 9 a.m. Friday near 225th Street and Broadway in Marble Hill – a neighborhood that is politically part of Manhattan but geographically in the Bronx.

Police said Burns is a suspect in a number of armed robberies and attempted robberies last summer and did not want to be caught.

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