SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Officials at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday confirmed that two Asian-American staff members were assaulted earlier this week.

SFGH officials said the incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

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While the hospital did not provide any additional details regarding the assault or the suspect, officials said that the alleged perpetrator of the assault was in custody.

A hospital spokesperson said that the two staff members were attacked in the hospital’s Building 5 on Monday. The two individuals “received appropriate care,” according to officials.

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“Owing to the great number of violent acts directed at the Asian community, we take this incident very seriously, and the assault is being investigated as a racially motivated crime,” read a message distributed to hospital staff after the incident. “We denounce all such acts, without exception.”

The statement also said hospital officials were “working with security and others to develop a plan to prevent this from happening again in the future.”

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Staff members were encouraged to inform their immediate supervisor if they witness or experience an unsafe situation or hostile act on hospital grounds.