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Former Sen. Barbara Boxer assaulted and robbed

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Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed in Oakland Monday afternoon, her representatives tweeted .

"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 tweet read.

The Oakland Police Department said in a statement to ABC News that it is investigating the incident, which took place around 1:15 p.m.
Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images - PHOTO:Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks tin Roll Call in her office in the Hart building at the Capitol, Dec. 2, 2016.

"The suspect forcefully took loss from the victim, and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle," the police said in a statement.

A representative for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf told ABC News in a statement that the police are working on collecting any surveillance images from the area where the incident took place.

"[Schaaf] spoke with the Senator’s family to extend her well wishes for a speedy recovery and was relieved to learn she was not seriously injured," spokesman Justin Berton said in a statement.

Boxer, 80, served as California's U.S. Senate representative from 1993 to 2017. She also served in the House of Representatives for a decade.

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? power

😬welp this is the second sign that people at the top gone feel the pain of the suffering American, No this is not right at all but political garbage is why our country is some how in debt so on and so forth...

Jody Hellard-Manewal

Why do these people think this behavior is ok? Who raised them and taught them wrong from right? This is completely out of hand.

Kenneth Gianetti

"Instant Karma going to get you"......I wonder if she'll still vote Democrat?


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