Woman Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries After Market St. Hammer Assault

A 23-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was attacked by an assailant wielding a hammer early Wednesday morning on the 1700 block of Market Street.

According to an SFPD report, the victim was helping a man of unknown age who was “suffering from a medical-related matter.” While the victim was providing aid, the suspect, a 21-year-old man, engaged her in an argument before striking her with a hammer.

Police responded to the scene around 3:42am and took the suspect into custody; no additional information about the victim’s condition is available at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, contact police directly at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message. All information will be kept anonymous.

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Woman hospitalized with life threatening injuries after market st hammer assault