On a pedestrian walkway hovering above the 101 freeway in San Rafael, the recall election hit a fever pitch Sunday afternoon.
This group of pro-recall demonstrators say they were making their voices heard, when suddenly a man approached them holding a knife.
“He was slashing our signs. And he slashed one sign completely down. It’s completely torn and destroyed,” said Tief Gibbs.
Gibbs is a member of the group.
While she didn’t witness the event herself, she spoke to ABC7 on behalf of others who did.
Gibbs says after the man started destroying the signs, one of the demonstrators confronted him trying to get him to stop.
“The assailant came towards him and pushed him back and started punching him,” she said.
Following the attack, the knife-wielding man fled on foot — leaving his victim to be transported to the hospital, where another group member says he was diagnosed with a fractured skull and broken jaw.