Former Sen. Barbara Boxer was attacked and robbed of her cell phone Monday while in Northern California, according to a Twitter post from her account.
Boxer, a Democrat from California, was in Oakland’s Jack London Square neighborhood when someone pushed her in the back and took her phone, according to the tweet.
“Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland,” the social media post reads. “The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.”
The statement posted to Boxer’s Twitter account said she is “thankful that she was not seriously injured.”
“The suspect forcefully took loss from the victim, and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle,” the police said in a statement.
Boxer, 80, served in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2017. She was succeeded by then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris after she chose not to seek re-election.
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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