British tourist on life support after he was stabbed in the head last week

A 44-year-old British tourist who was stabbed in the head last week as he walked near Japantown with his niece remains in critical condition, and sources with knowledge of the incident say the victim’s family is considering taking him off life support.

Meanwhile, hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said only that the man remains in critical condition.

The victim was stabbed Feb. 18 near Post and Franklin streets when he was attacked by an unknown male and female, according to police.

One of the two suspects then stabbed the man in the head before taking his bag, which contained cash, credit cards, a cellphone and the victim’s passport, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with a stab wound to the head.

The male suspect is described as being between 30 and 40 years old and the female suspect is described as being in her late 20s, police said.

The suspects fled on foot and officers were unable to locate them.

The tourist’s death would mark The City’s sixth homicide of 2016.


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