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Good Samaritans Save Woman Who Was Pushed Into San Francisco Street: Police

NBC Bay Area

Good Samaritans on Friday saved a woman who was pushed into a street in San Francisco's Chinatown, according to police.

The woman was pushed just before 8 a.m. along the 600 block of Kearny Street, San Francisco Police Department Commander Raj Vaswani said.

The suspect allegedly walked up behind the 51-year-old victim and pushed her into the street. Bystanders jumped in to help the woman, police said.

"You all protected her from further attack or being run over by a car," Vaswani said of the bystanders on Twitter.

A suspect, identified as 43-year-old San Francisco resident Sierra Sterkin, was arrested, Vaswani said.

Officers arrested Sterkin on suspicion of assault, and also found that he already had a warrant for his arrest in connection with an attack on two people in the city's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, according to police.

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