Man struck in head in unprovoked Tenderloin attack

A man was struck in the head with a metal rod in an apparently unprovoked attack in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, police said.

The 54-year-old victim told police he was walking northbound at Jones and Turk streets around 4:40 p.m. when the suspect, described as a 52-year-old man, swung the metal rod at his head four times.

The victim was hit once in the forehead, police said, causing a laceration. He was treated at the scene for nonlife-threatening injuries.

The suspect was arrested when cops arrived at the scene, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

Just Posted

He’s back: John Avalos pulls paperwork to run for Board of Supervisors

I’ve always wanted to say it, so here goes: Heeeeere’s Johnny! Yes,… Continue reading

SF to provide ‘mitigation package’ to Chinatown businesses impacted by subway construction

Small businesses in San Francisco’s Chinatown will receive help to mitigate and… Continue reading

Supervisor Vallie Brown concedes to Dean Preston in close D5 contest

Days after progressive challenger Dean Preston declared victory in the District 5… Continue reading

SF may ask voters to approve a vacant storefront tax in March

Supervisor Peskin says proposal to give small businesses ‘leverage in lease negotiations’

Most Read