The case against two 21-year-old men who were accused of assaulting an older man with a bike lock at a Geary Boulevard bus stop has been discharged pending further investigation, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Samuel Broaddus of San Francisco and Raymond Sullivan of Berkeley were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the 2:30 a.m. Monday attack at the Fillmore Street bus stop.
Prosecutors declined to file charges but have not said why, citing an active investigation.
It was originally reported by police that the incident began when a woman walked up to Broaddus and asked for a cigarette. For some reason, police said, Broaddus got in the woman’s face and pushed her. A 54-year-old male bystander who witnessed the incident intervened and was beaten over the head with a bike lock.
After the attack, police said, Broaddus and Sullivan boarded a 38-Geary bus that did not leave the transit stop until police arrived. Broaddus had reportedly left his bike leaning up against a wall when he and Sullivan boarded the bus.