San Francisco police said Monday they had arrested a man who allegedly attacked an Asian couple without provocation in the city’s financial district earlier this month.
According to police, officers responded on April 4 to a report of an attack near the corner of Broadway and Montgomery Streets.
There they found a 65-year-old Asian man on the ground. The victim’s wife, a 57-year-old Asian woman, said she and her husband had just parked their car and left the vehicle when the suspect approached her and spat on her.
The suspect then hit the male victim and, according to police, dropped him on the ground, hit his head and passed out.
Although the suspect said something to the victims, the victims could not understand due to a language barrier, police said.
After the attack, the suspect fled on foot.
Medics were able to take the male victim to hospital, where police said he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
After the investigation, the officers identified the suspect as 41-year-old Dewayne Kemp, police said.
On Thursday, officers located San Francisco resident Kemp on the 300th block of Broadway and arrested him on suspicion of assault, battery and elder abuse, police said.