FILE In this Oct. 13, 2010, record photograph erstwhile California U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer shakes hands with supporters during a run halt successful Lincoln, Calif. Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday July 26, 2021, successful the Jack London vicinity of Oakland, Calif. A connection connected Boxer's verified Twitter relationship says the assailant pushed her successful the back, stole her compartment telephone and jumped into a waiting car. The 80-year-old Boxer was not earnestly injured. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday successful Oakland, California, her lad said.
The battle happened successful the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet connected Boxer's verified Twitter account.
“The assailant pushed her successful the back, stole her compartment telephone and jumped successful a waiting car,” the tweet said. "She is thankful that she was not earnestly injured.”
The tweet was confirmed via email by Boxer's son, Douglas Boxer, an attorney.
Responding to aggregate media inquiries, the Oakland Police Department confirmed a robbery astatine astir 1:15 p.m. successful the area, but didn't place the victim.
The fishy fled successful a waiting vehicle, constabulary said. The robbery is nether investigation.
Boxer, 80, represented California successful the U.S. Senate from 1993 until 2017. The Democrat did not question reelection successful 2016.
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