A man was slashed outside a roller-skating rink in San Francisco by a sword-wielding attacker wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat who was yelling homophobic slurs, officials said.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that police were called to San Francisco’s Western Addition on Friday after a man was slashed in the hand with a sword and left outside the roller-rink bleeding.
Police told the newspaper that the alleged attacker fled the scene.
Scott Sweeney, a witness to the incident, told the Chronicle he recognized the alleged attacker wearing the signature hat from President Trump’s campaign and heard him yelling homophobic slurs at the victim.
David Miles, owner of the Church of 8 Wheels roller-rink, posted a picture on Facebook showing the iconic red hat next to a pool of blood outside the establishment that garnered attention over the weekend.
Miles wrote: “Tonight is the first time I have ever experienced how utterly crazy T-rump people really are!!! A guy wearing a MAGA hat attacked people in the street with a sword!!! This is right in front of the Church of 8 Wheels!!!”
The incident reportedly started with a verbal altercation before the victim tried to grab the hat off the attacker’s head. The man then reportedly grabbed a sword and slashed him in the hand, San Francisco police spokesman Robert Rueca told the local news outlet.