Roommate of displaced tenant injured in Tenderloin dispute

A man was was injured in an apartment scuffle late Tuesday afternoon in the Tenderloin, police said.

The 49-year-old man was beaten with a metal pipe when he tried to stop the siblings of his roommate, who had been kicked out of the apartment, from confronting the landlord, police said.

The man tried to talk with the siblings, a 25-year-old man and 28-year-old woman, at the apartment building in the 100 block of Taylor Street, near Turk Street. But they both attacked him with the metal pipe around 3:50 p.m. instead.

The tenant’s elbow was fractured and his head was bruised and lacerated, police said. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The siblings took off in an unknown direction. They have yet to be arrested.

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