‘Person of Interest’ in Attacks of 3 Elderly People in Oakland Chinatown Identified, In Police Custody

Authorities have identified a person of interest who targeted three elderly people in Oakland Chinatown on Jan. 31.

The details: In a Twitter announcement on Sunday, the Oakland Police Department said the man was already in custody since Feb. 1 on an unrelated case, according to NBC Bay Area.

  • While the authorities have yet to release the man’s name, KTVU identified him as 28-year-old Yahya Muslim.
  • “This investigation is in its early stages,” Oakland Police said. “Investigators are working hard to forward this case to the DA’s office for review and charging.”
  • Muslim was put in custody for an alleged separate elder abuse case.

What happened: Three elderly, including a 91-year-old man, were attacked outside the Asian Resource Center at the corner of Harrison and 8th streets in Oakland’s Chinatown on Jan. 31.

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  • A surveillance camera captured the moment when the unnamed 91-year-old elderly man was shoved to the ground by the assailant wearing a black hoodie. The man suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital to get treatment.
  • The assailant also attacked a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman along Harrison Street. The suspect pushed them to the ground, resulting in the female victim losing consciousness.
  • Hollywood actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu teamed up to offer a $25,000 reward last Friday to help speed up the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
  • A GoFundMe campaign was set up to raise money for hand-held alarm systems for vulnerable residents.

Featured Image via Oakland Police Department

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