SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate the suspect responsible for attacking a woman with bleach on July 30. According to a press release from the SFPD, the incident transpired at approximately 7:30 p.m., after officers responded to a report of an assault with bleach on the unit block of Mason Street in the Tenderloin District.
After arriving on the scene, officers located the victim, a 53 year-old female, suffering from eye injuries. The name of the victim has not yet been disclosed to the public.
The victim informed authorities she was standing on the sidewalk on the 100 block of Eddy Street when the suspect approached her and instructed her to leave. The suspect, who is described as an African-American male, left the area and immediately returned and dumped bleach on the woman. She was transported to the hospital for treatment of her injuries, where she lost vision in her eyes because of the attack.
The SFPD Tenderloin Station Investigation Team was able to obtain photos of the suspect from surveillance footage. After the attack, the suspect fled the area on a red mountain bike heading towards the Powell Street BART/MUNI Station.
The SFPD is asking anyone who knows the suspect or has information related to the incident to contact the SFPD anonymously at (415) 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message. Reference case number 170-619-971.