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Musician Lester Chambers to sue Hayward after attack onstage
HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- Famed Bay Area musician Lester Chambers plans to sue the City of Hayward after he was attacked while performing onstage.
Video from Fuse News captured the attack on the 73-year-old singer during last month's Hayward Blues Festival.
The woman jumped onstage moments after the musician dedicated a song to the family of Trayvon Martin.
Chambers and his lawyer talked about the attack on KGO Radio.
"What puzzles me is, what did I start?" Chambers asked. "What I started to upset this woman, in this way and in this manner. "
Attorney John Burris added, "We hope that the criminal justice system works in an effective and efficient way and that she is convicted and properly punished."
Hayward police have arrested a suspect in the attack. 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter now faces felony elder abuse charges.
Chambers and his attorney want hate crime charges added.
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