Former Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed in California

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Then-senator Barbara Boxer speaks during the Politicon convention in Pasadena, Calif., in 2016. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

Former U.S. senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed of her cellphone in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, according to a post from her Twitter account. 

The attack on the 80-year-old California Democrat occurred in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, an entertainment district roughly six miles from the Oakland Athletics’ ballpark. 

“The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the Twitter post reads. “She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.”

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