SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police arrested a suspect who allegedly beat a sleeping homeless man with a metal baseball bat early Tuesday morning in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.
Police responded to a report of an assault in the 1200 block of Seventh Street near Townsend Street at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday.READ MORE: No Rain In Forecast; Dry January Returns San Francisco To Parched Conditions
Officers located a 58-year-old man suffering from multiple head injuries. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment, police said.
The victim told officers that he had been sleeping on a platform when a male suspect began beating him on the head with a metal baseball bat and yelling that he was going to kill him.READ MORE: One Dead In Crash, Fire Involving Big-Rig On Eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Police said the victim recognized the suspect as a fellow transient and provided them with a physical description.
Officers located the suspect about a block away near a storage facility, also located on Seventh Street.
The suspect was detained and positively identified. He was arrested for assault and attempted homicide, police said.MORE NEWS: COVID: Marin County Begins Easing Rules As Omicron Surge Likely Peaking
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