Man arrested in connection with stabbing of transgender woman on Muni

A man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a transgender woman after an incident on a Muni bus on Saturday.

Brodes Wayne Joynes, 54, of San Francisco was identified as the suspect in the stabbing, police Sgt. Monica Macdonald said.

The incident began on the bus near the 600 block of Van Ness Avenue about 5:55 p.m., police said.

According to the victim’s partner, who was with her at the time of the incident and posted about it on her Facebook page later that night, Joynes was reportedly harassing them because he thought they were “defrauding him by pretending to be female,” she wrote.

Rae Raucci, the victim’s partner, also wrote that the suspect repeatedly called the two “faggots” and even as they got off the bus to escape his harassment, he followed them and reportedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim, Samantha, 24, twice in the chest.

Joynes was booked into County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal threats, a hate crime enhancement and an outstanding warrant, Macdonald said.

Raucci and her partner were “pretty rattled” she wrote, and while Samantha’s injuries were not life-threatening, she still required “Ten stitches at the ER.”

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