(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF woman arrested for allegedly pushing elderly woman to the ground

Police are investigating an attack on an 86-year-old woman who was pushed to the ground in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.

Janine Flax, 49, was arrested for allegedly knocking over the elderly woman near 8th and Mission streets at around 1:14 p.m., according to Officer Grace Gatpandan, a San Francisco police spokesperson.

Gatpandan said the woman was on the ground when police arrived. She was taken to the hospital with injuries but is expected to survive.

Flax, a San Francisco resident, was booked on suspicion of elder abuse and battery causing serious bodily injury.

County Jail records show Flax is being held on $65,000 bail.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

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