Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed in California

The assault happened in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood.

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FILE — In this Oct. 13, 2010, file photo former California U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer shakes hands with supporters during a campaign stop in Lincoln, Calif. Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday July 26, 2021, in the Jack London neighborhood of Oakland, Calif. A statement on Boxer's verified Twitter account says the assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped into a waiting car. The 80-year-old Boxer was not seriously injured. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer’s verified Twitter account. “The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said. “She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.” The tweet was confirmed via email by Boxer’s…

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