Mother attacked with metal pole while trying to defend grown son in Tenderloin

A mother who rushed out of her home to protect her grown son was hit in the head with a metal pole in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

The unidentified 55-year-old woman was hit by “some type of metal pole,” reported San Francisco police Lt. Leroy Lindo, who heads the department’s General Work Division.

The incident started when the woman’s 30-year-old son and another man started exchanging words with a group of men outside the woman’s apartment in the 100 block of Jones Street about 6:45 p.m., Lindo said.

When the woman saw three men begin to assault her son and the other man, she rushed outside to help, Lindo said. That’s when one of the three hit her in the head. The three then ran off down Golden Gate Avenue.

The woman, who mostly speaks Spanish, was bleeding from the right side of her forehead when police showed up, Lindo said. Her son and the other man translated for her to responding officers.

Those officers went looking for the three assailants and found a group who matched their description in the 100 block of Sixth Street.

Witnesses identified one of that group as having participated in the attack. Police arrested a 17-year-old boy and booked him on an assault charge.

amartin@examiner.com

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