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Separate Attacks Involving Canes Send 2 Women to Hospital in SF

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.

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