The victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police a suspect had cut the man’s face with a knife and knocked the man to the ground. The suspect then ran into a BART public transportation station.
About a half-hour later, officers responded to a report of a 59-year-old Vallejo man being assaulted on the 600 block of Market Street. A witness told police a man had run up to the victim and punched him multiple times in the head. The victim had fallen to the ground, motionless, according to the witness. Police said the victim did not know what had happened to him.
The suspect then fled on a municipal bus.
Police determined the same man was suspected in both attacks, based on surveillance video and witness accounts.
Jorge Devis-Milton, 32, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon other than firearm; aggravated assault likely to cause great bodily injury; aggravated mayhem; and battery causing serious injury in the first attack. Devis-Milton was charged with battery causing serious injury and aggravated assault likely to cause great bodily injury in the second attack. The investigation remained ongoing, police said.