Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer assaulted, robbed in California
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer was attacked and robbed on Monday in Oakland, Calif., Her son said.
The attack occurred in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account.
"The attacker poked her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped into a waiting car," the tweet said. "She is grateful that she was not seriously injured."
The tweet was confirmed via email by Boxer's son Douglas Boxer, a lawyer.
In response to multiple media inquiries, the Oakland Police Department confirmed a robbery at around 1:15 p.m. in the area, but did not identify the victim.
The suspect fled with a waiting vehicle, the police said. The robbery is being investigated.
Boxer, 80, represented California in the US Senate from 1993 to 2017. The Democrat did not seek re-election in 2016.
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