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San Francisco Police have arrested a man in connection to an assault aboard a MUNI bus late last month.
Officers initially responded to Market and Drumm Street just after 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 25, to investigate a report of a physical altercation that had taken place aboard a bus.
The alleged victim, suffering from visible physical trauma, said he’d gotten into an unprovoked argument with another passenger — later identified as 22-year-old Jacob Burton — who then spat and began punching him in the face, causing fractures.
The victim said he managed to free himself by grabbing Burton’s hair. At some point shortly after that, Burton got off the bus and fled the area on another one. Officers were unable to locate him that day.
The victim was transported for medical treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Video surveillance obtained from bus quickly allowed police to identify Burton as their suspect. On Tuesday, July 28, he was arrested on Turk Street and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing serious injury, and inflicting great bodily injury.