Five slashed, stabbed in unrelated SF attacks since Friday

Five people were stabbed or slashed in San Francisco since Friday, among them two people who were taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition, police said.

Late Sunday, a man and woman were fighting with a 37-year-old man over a cellphone in Chinatown. One of assailants slashed the 37-year-old man’s head with a knife and stabbed him multiple times in the back, police said.

The man’s injuries, including cuts to the back and front of his head, are considered life threatening, police said. The attack happened on Kearny Street near Clay Street around 9:07 p.m.

The attackers fled on foot before police arrived. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.

Early Sunday, a man was slashed during a bar fight in the Excelsior, police said,

Two groups of people were fighting at the bar on Mission Street near Ocean Avenue around 1 a.m. when a 24-year-old man was cut on the shoulder, police said.

The unknown attacker fled on foot. The man was taken to SFGH.

Early Saturday, a 24-year-old man was drinking atop Twin Peaks when an unknown person stabbed him in the side, police said.

The man recalled that he’d been drinking near Twin Peaks Boulevard and Christmas Tree Point Road around 3:45 a.m. when he suddenly fell to the floor, police said. An unidentified person then took him to SFGH with a stab wound to the side of his abdomen.

The victim did not remember who stabbed him, police said. He is expected to survive.

Midday Saturday, a woman was taken to SFGH with life-threatening injuries from an attack in South of Market.

A witness told police the woman was punched and stabbed by a man on Mission Street near 12th Street around 3:30 p.m., police said.

The woman was stabbed in the torso and hand.

The man fled on foot before police arrived. Officers were unable to speak with the victim for more information.

Late Friday, a 36-year-old woman was arguing with a 59-year-old man on 6th Street at Market Street when she grabbed a plastic bag containing a knife and slashed the man, police said.

The woman then pulled the knife from the bag and stabbed the man in the back, police said.

Police responded around 11:30 p.m. and arrested the woman in connection with the assault.

The wounded man was taken to SFGH and is expected to survive.


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