Man struck with hammer, threatened by attacker with frying pan

A 50-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly striking a man with a hammer and threatening to kill him with a frying pan in the Inner Sunset, police said.

The altercation began at Sixth Avenue and Irving Street when the frying-pan wielding man bumped into the alleged victim from behind with a shopping cart around 5:40 p.m., police said.

After telling the other man he was in his way, the assailant grabbed a hammer from his cart and struck the victim with it.

The two men began to wrestle over the hammer, and the victim came out of the tussle with the hammer in tow.

That’s when the suspect pulled a frying pan from the car and threatened to kill the victim with it.

Police said the victim backed away from the attacker, who placed the pan back in the cart and walked away.

The suspect was arrested by police on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and threats. His identity has not been released.

The victim, a 68-year-old man, was taken to a hospital with a laceration to his head. He is expected to survive.

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