Two women were hospitalized after two separate attacks, both involving canes, in San Francisco Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, according to police.
The first incident occurred around 9 a.m. in the first block of Cedar Street, between Larkin and Polk streets.
A 29-year-old woman allegedly walked up to another woman and began swinging a cane at her, striking the victim.
The suspect continued the assault before running east on Cedar Street, police said.
The 39-year-old victim suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
Hours later, around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to another assault in the first block of Market Street.
The victim, a 67-year-old woman, was sleeping under a bus shelter when a male suspect allegedly came up to her and threatened to hurt her if she didn't move, police said.
The suspect then began attacking her with a walking cane.
She was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police.
Officers were able to arrest the suspect, a 24-year-old man. Police did not release his name.