Supervisor Mark Farrell (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Mark Farrell (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Arrest made in possible Fort Mason hate crime

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released a statement on Monday’s reported hate crime. U.S. Park Police responded to Fort Mason’s Great Meadow after a call that came in at 10:47 a.m. on Monday morning, from a jogger who witnessed the crime. According to the statement, a woman caring for two children was shoved, grabbed by the neck, and told “no Latinos here” in Spanish.

U.S. Park Police tracked down a suspect who matched the description. He became confrontational, and was detained for resisting arrest. He was transferred to San Francisco General Hospital, where he remains under psychiatric evaluation. His identity is being withheld while the investigation continues.

District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell issued a statement on the attack Tuesday, condemning such behavior. “With hate crimes unfortunately on the rise across the country, we must recommit as a city and country to fight against hate, discrimination, and violence anywhere it may rear its ugly head,” Farrell stated. “Hate and discrimination fester and grow when we do not address and challenge it. We must never sit idly by when members of our community are targeted because of their ethnicity, or color of their skin.”

“If it is indeed found to be a hate crime, I urge the full penalty for the individual who committed this disgusting act,”Farrell said.“I stand ready to fight with our community against hate, discrimination, and violence and ask our residents across San Francisco do the same.”

Witnesses to the assault are encouraged to contact the U.S. Park Police tip line at (415) 561-5150.CrimeFort Masonhate crimeMark FarrellSFPD

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