Alleged Portsmouth Square stabber charged with attempted murder

A 29-year-old San Francisco woman has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man in Chinatown in August, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Tanisha King, 29, allegedly stabbed the man, who is in his 40s, in Portsmouth Square on Aug. 30, according to authorities. On Oct. 6, when she returned to the park, the victim recognized her and called police.

King has since been charged with four felonies and one misdemeanor. The felonies are attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated mayhem, mayhem and aggravated assault likely to cause great bodily harm. The misdemeanor is for giving false information to authorities.

Court records show that she has a prior conviction for arson.

She is expected to be arraigned Friday morning in San Francisco Superior Court.

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