Person of interest has been identified by Oakland police for multiple violent attacks that have recently terrorized the city’s Chinatown.
However, police authorities declined to name the suspect. Some sources claim that the identity of the criminal is 28-year-old Yahya Muslim. The individual is believed to have been implicated in three shoving attacks that occurred near 8th and Harrison streets on January 31.
The sources said officials have already taken custody of Muslim for a separate elder abuse case.
“This investigation is in its early stages. Investigators are working hard to forward this case to the DA’s office for review and charging,” a statement by the Oakland police said.
Surveillance cameras captured video of one of the attacks that showed a man wearing a black hoodie, shades, and a face mask forcefully and intentionally pushing a 91-year-old man to the ground. Authorities believe the same suspect pushed two other people in the same manner near 8th and Harrison streets.
Oakland police noted that the victims suffered multiple injuries from the violent attack. Many users on social media shared the video of the old man being pushed to the ground and made the footage go viral, KTVU reported.
A $25,000 reward has been put up by actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu to anyone who could provide helpful information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.