Dryden Police have charged a man with assault after video of a man being harassed in a fast-food restaurant was distributed widely through social media.

The 22-year-old man from Geraldton turned himself in to police after learning of the investigation into the assault, police said.

Dryden Police Chief Robert Davis said officers received leads from across Northwestern Ontario and Northern Minnesota, since they began investigating the video. The clip was sent in to Dryden police by a Kenora resident, who noted the victim was a First Nations man.

In the video, a younger-looking man approached the seated victim a couple of times, slapped his head repeatedly with both hands while laughing. The video, which was only seconds long, ended as the victim appeared to be getting up.

OPP stationed in Geraldton and Pikangikum — where the man who was assaulted is from — assisted in the investigation.

Christopher Donylyk has been charged with assault and was scheduled to appear in bail court in Sioux Lookout on Friday morning.