Man attacks sleeping homeless people with machete in Tenderloin

A man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a machete attack on two sleeping homeless people in the Tenderloin, according to police.

The homeless individuals were asleep on the sidewalk of Jones Street between O’Farrell and Ellis streets just before 1 a.m. Tuesday when they were attacked with a machete, police said.

Tenderloin Police Station officer identified the suspect during the day and arrested him that night around the corner from the attack on Ellis Street between Jones and Taylor streets, according to the station’s Twitter account.

The man, whose name has not been released to the public, was still in possession of the machete when he was arrested.

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