SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested the suspect involved in an aggravated assault that occurred on August 31. According to a press release from the SFPD, the incident occurred at approximately 8:20 a.m., when officers from the Bayview Police Station responded to 3rd Street and Palou Street with reports of a woman being pushed off a Muni platform.
When officers arrived, they discovered the 81-year-old female victim, of San Francisco seated near-by. She sustained a head wound and used a napkin to control the bleeding. Witnesses at the scene provided a suspect description and the direction the suspect fled. Witnesses told police that the suspect pushed the victim from the platform causing her to fall onto the roadway, hitting her head on the pavement.
A Bayview officer assigned to a foot beat located and detained a person matching the suspect description at 3rd Street and Quesada Avenue. Through the course of an investigation, the victim and a witness positively identified the detained individual as the suspect who had pushed the victim from the Muni platform.
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and was listed in non-life threatening status. The suspect, Jacqueline Miller, 51, of San Francisco was booked at San Francisco County Jail for aggravated assault and elder abuse, both felonies. Due to the fact that Miller made statements that she assaulted the victim because of her ethnicity, a hate crime enhancement was also charged.
The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.