Police report that a 34-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after assaulting a woman on a bus. The woman, also 34 years old, was riding a bus near 15th and Mission streets with her child at 8:20 a.m., and the child accidentally bumped into the man. The suspect became enraged, and punched the woman in the back of the head. The force of the punch propelled her head into a metal railing, causing head trauma.
The suspect fled the scene southbound along Mission Street, where officers took him into custody, while the woman was taken to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
At 8:17 p.m. on Wednesday, two men attacked a 72-year-old man as he was walking on Bryant Street near Alameda Street. The men beat him with what police speculate may have been a skateboard. The suspects took nothing from the older man, but left him with a broken ankle as well as cuts on his forehead, nose and mouth and a bruise on his forehead. The victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition, but the men were not arrested.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.