Vicious attack of a homeless man caught on camera

The man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault

Courtesy: KRON4

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A suspect is behind bars, just hours after San Francisco police released a video showing the vicious attack of a homeless man in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

Friday afternoon, police announced that they arrested 35-year-old Arthur Lee Jones of Fairfield for the brutal attack.

Jones was arrested Thursday night at 10:45, at the same intersection where the attack happened.  An SFPD officer recognized Jones from the video and took him into custody.

Jones has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.  Police say the attack happened Wednesday night at 9:18 p.m. near Larkin and Geary Streets.

The video shows the victim sitting on a stool when unidentified suspect casually approaches the victim.  The suspect then pulls out a pipe, strikes the victim across his head, retrieves the weapon and walks away from the scene.  The force of the blow was strong enough to knock the victim to the floor.

The victim, identified by only his first name Robert, required 50 stitches on his head and remains hospitalized with critical injuries.

Police still do not know a motive for the attack, but they believe the two men may have been involved in a confrontation earlier in the day.

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