Police arrest woman for assaulting Palo Alto resident

Unprovoked attack in San Mateo sends 67-year-old to a hospital

Police arrested a 36-year-old woman Wednesday who allegedly assaulted a Palo Alto resident without provocation Tuesday morning in San Mateo.

The 36-year-old woman was spotted Wednesday around 5 p.m. by a community member in the 2700 block of Hacienda Street. Police arrested and booked her into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse with great bodily injury, police said.

According to police, on Tuesday around 9:30 a.m., a 67-year-old woman from Palo Alto was walking in the 2600 block of South El Camino Real when she was allegedly assaulted by the 36-year-old woman.

The suspected attacker struck the victim, knocked her to the ground and repeatedly kicked her, police said.

The Palo Alto resident was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call San Mateo police at (650) 522-7730.


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Editor's note: The Weekly has chosen to withhold the name of the arrested until the case is adjudicated and if there is news value in reporting the information at that time.

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