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Police search for elderly man accused of hammer attack

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San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco, Calif.

An alleged hammer attack Thursday night in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood involving two elderly men resulted in one of the men being hospitalized, police said.

Around 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault at the corner of Mason and Vallejo streets, according to police.

The victim, described as an 82-year-old man, was standing on the corner when a suspect allegedly approached him and struck him with a hammer.

The suspect, described as an 80-year-old man, then fled police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

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