The San Francisco Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the attack on former San Francisco Commissioner Gregory Chew.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Chew was attacked while walking down Third Street at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. The attacker appeared on a bicycle and began punching Chew.
Chew remembers blacking out on the sidewalk as the attacker fled the scene. He is now recovering from a swollen eye and a broken left shoulder.
“I swear to God it was bulging out. He hit me so hard that I… I was down on the ground and facing and I didn’t even know what happened,” Chew told ABC 7.
The 70-year-old is a former member of the city’s arts, film and immigrant rights commissions. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, he grew up in the Bay Area and lived in SoMa for 30 years.
ABC 7’s Dion Lim reported Sunday afternoon that police had arrested a 34-year-old man in the Tenderloin. He has been booked on aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury, assault, elder abuse & GBI enhancement.
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