Police investigating viral video of woman apparently beating two small kids

Disturbing footage has emerged.

Detectives in the US city Maryland, Baltimore are investigating the origins of a video that appears to show a woman beating two small kids. report the video – which they reviewed and declined to publish – was published on Facebook on Thursday morning.

According to the publication, the 22 second clip shows a woman “pummeling a crying girl before grabbing a boy by the hair and punching him repeatedly in the head.”

The woman then yells directly into the camera, “I’ll beat these kids to death.”

Authorities have not filed criminal charges against the woman in the clip. The kids are now with child welfare, authorities said in a statement Thursday.

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