San Francisco Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Victim in Muni Aggravated Assault Investigation 21-086

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On May 2, 2021, at approximately 2:25 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin Police Station responded to McAllister and Leavenworth Streets regarding an incident onboard a # 5 Fulton Street Muni bus. Upon arrival, officers met the bus operator who told them that a passenger’s hair had been set on fire by an unidentified suspect. The suspect and two acquaintances (persons of interest) exited the bus and were last seen fleeing eastbound on McAllister Street. Other passengers assisted the victim who then left the scene prior to police arrival.

The victim was described as a female between 50 and 60 years of age with dark hair and eyeglasses. Her photo accompanies this news release.

The suspect was described as a black male in his teens, last seen wearing a red long sleeve top with colored log on the front, matching red pants, and a black backpack.

This incident has been assigned to the SFPD Special Investigations Detail (SID). Investigators determined that the victim and suspect both boarded the coach at McAllister and Laguna Streets. Investigators are asking the victim to come forward and provide a statement.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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