Group quizzes woman on gang ties before striking with knife 

click to enlarge A 49-Van Ness bus was evacuated after a woman's face was cut by gang members on board.
  • A 49-Van Ness bus was evacuated after a woman's face was cut by gang members on board.

One of four vicious thugs slashed a young woman across the face with a knife on a Muni bus Wednesday.

“She suffered a laceration along the right side of her face,” police Sgt. Daryl Fong said of the assault that caused the evacuation of a 49-Van Ness bus in the 3200 block of Mission Street.

About 5:45 p.m., Fong said, the injured 18-year-old, while being interviewed on the bus, told police that four people — two males and two females — had approached her asking about her gang affiliation. After insisting she had no gang connections, one of the males pulled out a knife and cut the woman, Fong said. The group then fled, Fong said, and there were no arrests as of Thursday.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Fong said.
The suspects ranged in age from 16 to 25, the victim told police.

Investigators are examining the Muni vehicle’s video surveillance cameras and hoping to identify the thugs.

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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

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