A victim reported an incident of assault at the Mashouf Wellness Center Aug. 23, 2022 at approximately 2:30 p.m. (Myron Caringal / Golden Gate Xpress) (Myron Caringal)
A victim reported an incident of assault at the Mashouf Wellness Center Aug. 23, 2022 at approximately 2:30 p.m. (Myron Caringal / Golden Gate Xpress)

Myron Caringal

Assault takes place at the Mashouf Wellness Center

The UPD is looking for the suspect of the assault that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

August 23, 2022

UPDATE – AUGUST 25 at 5:41 p.m.

According to University Police Department Lt. Emmanuel Vallero, the altercation may have been related to a violation of the Mashouf Wellness Center’s 30 minute weight lifting machine policy. 

The victim of the physical altercation has since been released from the hospital following medical treatment. A suspect has been identified, but their identity has not been released as the case is still under investigation. UPD is working with other campus members to handle the situation appropriately.

As a result, UPD has increased patrolling near the Mashouf Wellness Center and they encourage all members of the University to be alert and observant. 

Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the UPD Office at 415-338-2222; call 911 in case of an emergency. You can request the SafeWalk service provided by the UPD 24/7 by calling 415-338-7200, then pressing 0.


AUGUST 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. 

A physical altercation took place at the Mashouf Wellness Center at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 23.

The University Police Department sent out an email at 6:20 p.m. regarding the incident. 

According to the email, “The suspect fled the scene across Font Boulevard, towards campus prior to the arrival of SF State police officers. These police officers conducted a search of the area for the suspect but were unable to locate them.”

The UPD described the suspect to be “an adult, approximately 30 years of age, heavy build, 6-foot-5, short black hair, beard with mustache and wearing a black t-shirt.” 

Following the altercation, the victim was transported to the hospital for a possible head injury and further treatment. 

No other details have been announced. If you witnessed the incident or have any information regarding the suspect, call the UPD at 415-338-2222 or leave an anonymous tip at 415-338-3030. 

Editor’s note: This story is subject to change as Golden Gate Xpress continues to follow this story.

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Jenna Mandarano (she/her) is this semester's campus editor for Golden Gate Xpress, where she previously was a staff reporter. She is a fourth-year journalism major and business administration minor who anticipates graduating this coming May. The Bay Area is where she was born and raised, and she has no plans on leaving anytime soon. Aside from being a journalist, she loves going to concerts, watching professional sports and expanding her constantly growing Lego collection that she is also struggling to find space for.
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Myron Caringal (he/they) is the engagement editor for Golden Gate Xpress and Xpress Magazine. He is a transfer student at SF State majoring in journalism and minoring in critical social thought. Myron is originally from Orange County, California, and currently resides in San Francisco. He previously served as diversity editor and then as managing editor for GGX. Myron hopes to transition into the digital engagement side of the media industry as a current intern for KQED's Audience Development team. During his free time, Myron enjoys traveling, trying new foods, attending music festivals and binge-watching series.

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