Person attacked with golf club at People's Park in Berkeley


BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) — UC Berkeley said someone was struck in the head with a golf club at the People’s Park Housing Construction Site on Wednesday.

According to UC Berkeley’s WarnMe system, the attack happened at about 7:15 p.m. on the south side of the park’s construction site. The victim was treated at the scene and was not hospitalized.

The suspect was described as a 35-to-40-year-old female who stands between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8. She has short hair and was wearing a black top with black and blue sweatpants.

There has been no official statement as to whether the attack was random or targeted.

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People’s Park was the site of protests in August after a judge ordered that a homeless encampment could be removed so the university can build a housing project on the ground. The park sits three blocks south of UC Berkeley’s campus.

Anyone with information about Wednesday’s attack is asked to call UCPD at (510) 642-6760.



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