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Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer assaulted, robbed in California

A tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account says the assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California.

The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood. A tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account says the assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. The 80-year-old was not seriously injured. 

The tweet was confirmed via email by Boxer's son, Douglas Boxer, an attorney. 

Responding to multiple media inquiries, the Oakland Police Department confirmed a robbery occurred in the area, but didn't identify the victim. Boxer served as senator from California from 1993 until 2017.

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