Man in critical condition following attack in the Bayview

A man was brutally beaten, stabbed and choked into unconsciousness in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Sunday night after he refused to give another man a cigarette, police said.

The attack occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Griffith Street after the suspect, a 22-year-old man, asked the 50-year-old victim for a cigarette, police said.

When the victim said no, the suspect grabbed a wooden chair and broke it over the victim’s back before charging at him with a knife, according to police.

The victim grabbed a knife, but the suspect allegedly grabbed his throat from behind and started strangling him. As the victim lost consciousness, the suspect allegedly stabbed him, police said.

Police took the suspect into custody at the scene, but have not yet released his identity.

The victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, including stab wounds to his torso and arm, police said.

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