WATCH: Video Captures 3 LASD Officers Pointing Guns at 2 Black Teens Who Witnesses Say Were Victims

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Video of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies pointing their guns at two Black teens, who say they were the victims of a knife attack in Santa Clarita has gone viral and an investigation of the incident is underway.  

The video, posted by Tammi Collins, one of the boy’s mothers, has garnered nearly 200,000 views on Instagram. It appears to show two deputies pointing their guns at the boys after a woman has called 911.

The woman, who identifies herself in the video as a manager at a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings, can be heard telling the officers that she was the one who placed the 911 call and “it was not them.” She explains that the boys were the ones who were being chased by a homeless man with a knife.

“I told your sergeant who was the problem and what was going on,” she says. “For you guys to act this way…”

Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth is asking for a review of the incident and is demanding the deputy involved to be removed until the investigation is over. 

After seeing the concerning video of deputies detaining local teens at gun point, @santaclarita has not only called for a full and expedited review of incident, but that the deputy be immediately removed from the field until the investigation is complete.

— Mayor Cameron Smyth (@Cameron_Smyth) August 10, 2020

Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday released a video statement saying, “I have concerns regarding the tactics employed.”

My statement regarding the recent video involving a call for service in Santa Clarita. The matter is being investigated & we will provide updates as they become available.

— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) August 10, 2020