A 24-year-old parolee was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly assaulted an 85-year-old man at the San Leandro Bay Area Rapid Transit station, a BART police lieutenant said Lt. Gary Cagaanan said Odie Battles III of Oakland approached the victim in the bus zone of the station and threw him to the ground. When the victim got up, Battles allegedly threw him to the ground a second time.Cagaanan said the attack appears to be unprovoked and the motive is unclear. Battles was arrested about a block away from the station and booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on charges of battery and elder abuse, Cagaanan said.The victim suffered a laceration to his face but did not require hospital treatment, according to Cagaanan.
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