Former Olympic volleyball player, silver medalist Kim Glass was attacked in Los Angeles, with multiple bone fractures on his face.

Former Olympic volleyball player, silver medalist Kim Glass was attacked in Los Angeles, with multiple bone fractures on his face.

LOS ANGELES – A former Olympic volleyball player broke several bones in her face and closed one eye when a man threw a metal object at her face in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, the athlete said. This is stated in the video posted on social media. .

2008 Beijing Olympics silver medalist Kim Glass was having lunch on Friday when she saw a man running away with something in his hand. He was in an alley, on the other side of the car, when he threw the object in his face – a glass that is believed to be a metal pipe or bolt.

“He looked at me with some hateful eyes,” she said in a video posted on Instagram. “It happened so fast, he literally threw it on the road, he wasn’t even close to me.”

Simon Tesfamerium, 51, was stopped by waiters until police arrived to arrest him.

According to Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Drake Madison, Tespherium was charged with felony criminal mischief. He has been released on bail. It was not immediately clear if there was a lawyer speaking on his behalf or when he would appear in court.

Glass, a Los Angeles resident, posted a video showing injuries to her eyes, nose and cheeks. She said she was sure her vision would be fine and thanked the doctor for putting stitches near her eyebrows.

“Stay safe there,” she said in the video. “Don’t be afraid to walk.”

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