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S.F. police seek public’s help in arrest of assault suspect

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San Francisco police are seeking a suspect who fits this description in a June 8 assault in the Castro district. - COURTESY SAN FRANCISCO POLICE
  • Courtesy San Francisco Police
  • San Francisco police are seeking a suspect who fits this description in a June 8 assault in the Castro district.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending a man believed to have seriously injured a man in an assault in the Castro on June 8.

According to police, the victim saw the suspect, who appeared to be homeless, preparing to bunk down for the night in front of a residence on the unit block of Hancock Street some time between 12:45 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.

The victim asked the suspect to sleep somewhere else, which made the suspect aggressive, police said. The victim then said he was going to call the police and the suspect attacked him.

The victim was knocked to the ground and sustained serious head injuries, police said. He was taken to the hospital and has since been released and is recovering.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 6-feet, 2-inches and weighing about 200 pounds. He had a heavy build, curly brown hair and was last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and baseball cap, police said.

If anyone sees the suspect they are encouraged not to engage him but to call police at (415) 575-4444.