(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

Just Posted

New Chinatown station to be named for Rose Pak, but opponents vow to keep fighting

Debate over power broker’s legacy exposes deep rifts in Chinese community

City shutting down long-term mental health beds to expand hospital Navigation Center

The City is preparing to close dozens of permanent, residential treatment beds… Continue reading

Free speech group sues city over raids on journalist

Free speech advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to force the San… Continue reading

Two rescued after plane crash near Half Moon Bay

Two people escaped injury Tuesday evening in a plane crash into the… Continue reading

Judge decides to hold Embarcadero attack suspect in jail

Facing new charges, man at center of controversy will not be released ahead of trial

Most Read