Man arrested for attempted murder in connection with Muni stabbing

A 20-year-old Brisbane resident was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing a man several times on a Muni bus in the Mission the morning after Golden State Warriors’ celebrations swept through the neighborhood.

Lamont Verdon and five others were on the 14-Mission Muni line around 5:30 a.m. June 17 when the group got into a confrontation with two men near 18th and Mission streets, Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

Then, while still on the bus at Mission and 16th streets, Verdon allegedly stabbed one of the men in the chest and abdomen, sending him to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The second man, a 23-year-old San Francisco resident, was punched in the face by an unknown assailant.

The man Verdon is alleged to have stabbed with a knife survived, police said.

On Tuesday evening, officers recognized Verdon — who had a warrant out for his arrest — from witness descriptions and surveillance footage. They detained him on a Muni platform at Ninth and Market streets and booked him into County Jail.

Verdon was booked on felony counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime, alongside a misdemeanor battery charge.

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