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Victim Seen on Video of San Francisco Street Assault Identified

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The San Francisco Police Department announced Wednesday the victim of the street assault has been identified.

"Thank you everyone for your assistance," SFPD tweeted. No name has been released.

Police were investigating a video on Monday of an elderly man being robbed and assaulted while collecting recyclables on a San Francisco street.

The video, which was posted on social media, shows a black man hitting an Asian man with a stick as the victim tried to get back a shopping cart presumably loaded with recyclables he had collected.

Disturbing video on social media that has gone viral appears to show an elderly man being robbed in San Francisco.

A person recording the incident taunted the victim by telling him to “go get your cans,” as the man was chased again as he tried to retrieve the shopping cart. At one point, the person said “I hate Asians.”

San Francisco Police Officer Adam Lobsinger, a spokesman for the department, said the video appears to have been taken in the Bayview neighborhood. He said the department learned of the video Monday and it’s too early to label the incident as a suspected hate crime.

This is a developing story.

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