Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has been assaulted and robbed in Oakland, her office confirmed in a tweet on Monday.
The incident, which happened at about 1:15 p.m. on Monday, took place near Oakland’s Jack London Square in the 300 block of 3rd St., Oakland police said. No suspect or suspects were in custody.
She’s “shaken up but not seriously hurt,” according to KCBS Radio’s Doug Sovern. It’s not known what injuries the 80-year-old senator sustained.
An investigation is ongoing.
Authorities are offering $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call 510-238-3326 or 510-777-8572.
Justin Berton, spokesperson for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, told KCBS Radio that Schaaf “was deeply troubled to learn of the assault and robbery.”
“She 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,” Berton said. “OPD is investigating the incident and is working to collect any surveillance images from the area that will assist in their investigation.”
KCBS Radio has reached out to Boxer for comment but has not yet heard back. Boxer represented California in the U.S. Senate for four terms before opting not to run for re-election in 2016.
The assault comes on the same day local, county and federal law enforcement officials held a press conference in response to brazen, violent daylight robberies in Oakland, particularly Chinatown.