Man beats woman with gun, slashes her face with knife 

A man beat and threatened a woman with a handgun before cutting her hands and face in the Laurel Heights area Thursday, cops said.

The 46-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were apparently using drugs together in 2500 block of Sutter Street around 4 a.m., police said.

The man struck the woman with the butt of a handgun, placed the gun in her mouth, and then cut the woman in her face and hands with a knife, cops said.

The woman managed to escape the brute somehow and is reportedly stable after being treated at St. Francis Hospital, police said.

The suspect fled the scene and no arrest has been made.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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