Police are investigating after responding to a call about a possible assault on Tuesday.
"Police were called by SuperValu security staff at approximately 1 p.m. reporting an altercation between a group of youth and an adult male in the area behind the building," said Cape Breton Regional Police spokesperson Desiree Magnus via email.
"A 42-year-old man was assessed by EHS at the scene; officers spoke with the victim and are investigating the incident."
Videos of what is believed to be the altercation were posted and shared differently on social media sites including Facebook.
The alleged video was sent to the Cape Breton Post. Due to its violent nature and the chance it shows youth committing a crime, the decision was made not to publish the video on the newspaper's website.
In the video, a man in a short-sleeve shirt and sunglasses is backing up with his hand stretched out while a teenage male approaches aggressively, arms up and ready to punch.
After the teen throws the first punch to the man's face, a group of other teens rush the man, forcing him to the ground where they kick and punch him. The Cape Breton Post counted eight youths attacking the man in the video.
Some of the videos were posted by Glace Bay High School students who said the attackers were from their school.
"I am beyond ashamed to say I go to Glace By High. The stuff that goes on here is beyond disrespectful," wrote one student who says the students involved are in grades 10 and 11.
Magnus was asked via email to confirm if the video circulating on social media was the altercation they were investigating however no response was received by publication time.