As reported in NBC, San Diego Police Department (SDPD) identified the suspect as 35-year-old James Winslow.
On Feb. 8, Winslow boarded the trolley at the Encanto/62nd Street, approached an 83-year-old Asian American woman and punched her in the head. He fled at the next stop.
Witnesses came to the woman’s aid and called 911. She was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.
SDPD Lt. Matthew Botkin said the police were able to arrest Winslow on Feb. 12 at a downtown trolley stop, thanks to tips from the community.
Winslow has been charged one count of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.
Botkin said the attack appears to be isolated and the police do not believe the crime was a hate crime.
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