Police make arrest in brutal assault of homeless man

Police have made an arrest in the case of a man who viciously hit San Francisco homeless man earlier this week, Officer Carlos Manfredi said Friday.

Arthur Lee Jones, 35, of Fairfield was arrested Thursday night in connection with the assault near the same intersection where the assault happened, at Larkin and Geary streets, Manfredi said.

KPIX-TV reported Friday that the incident occurred in front of a bar in The City's Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday night. The attack was captured by security cameras.

The homeless man's name and age were not released. He remains at San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition. He reportedly required 50 stitches because of the attack.

Manfredi told KPIX that the attacker hit the homeless man so hard that the pipe fell out of his hand.

Manfredi said he knew the homeless victim himself and that he was not a violent person.

Detectives are seeking additional video of the suspect from the many cameras in the neighborhood and the investigation is ongoing.

Jones faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault, Manfredi said.

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