Vicious Muni attack has hate-crime undertones

A woman was attacked in an apparent hate crime on a Muni bus in the Potrero Hill neighborhood Tuesday, police said.

Police arrived about 1:50 p.m. and found the 26-year-old victim visibly upset and shaken. She told police she was just sitting on the bus when a woman who was standing over her suddenly began punching her in the face.

The boxing broad then grabbed on to the handrails and began kicking the victim in the head, police said.

The bus driver ordered the thuggish woman off the bus. She lingered outside the bus for a moment before fleeing, police said. The victim told police the attacker made several racial remarks to her.  Police did not give details on the victim’s race.

A witness to the harrowing beat-down confronted the suspect during the attack. He also provided police with her identity, saying he knew her from the neighborhood. He told cops the assault was unprovoked and that he tried to intervene on the victim’s behalf, adding that the suspect told him she attacked the victim because of her race.

Another witness confirmed that story, police said.

The victim was not seriously injured. Police said the incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

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