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Elderly woman attacked protecting geese at Golden Gate Park, police say

A duck and turtles at Stow Lake on May 7, 2007 in San Francisco, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

(CBS) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - An 82-year-old woman who was trying to protect a goose in Golden Gate Park was pushed to the ground resulting in critical injuries, CBS San Francisco reported Monday.

Police told the station the elderly woman was walking in the park past Stow Lake, when she saw a young boy bothering the waterfowl.

After scolding the child, the woman said a man in his 40s approached her and pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head.

The man apparently helped the woman up, and initially she went home. However, when she got home she didn't feel well and then went to the hospital. Police told CBS San Francisco the woman is being treated for a head injury which is considered life-threatening.

The suspect had not been found as of Monday.

If anyone has any information about this incident and wishes to remain anonymous, contact the San Francisco police tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

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