Many revelers in San Francisco rang in the New Year with arguments and knife fights, according to police.
The first incident occurred New Year's Eve at about 6:30 p.m. in the Tenderloin. A 40-year-old victim, who was reportedly intoxicated, was involved in an argument over drugs in the 200 block of Hyde Street with three other men when one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital for his injuries, which were reportedly not life threatening.
The next stabbing occurred just after midnight on New Year's Day.
A 19-year-old victim was reportedly arguing with three women and one man on Bay Street when one member of the group stabbed him multiple times, police said. He was also hospitalized for injuries not considered to be life threatening.
About an hour and a half later, a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the 1100 block of Sunnydale Avenue, police said. In that case, the victim was reportedly involved in an argument with a 54-year-old man before the argument turned physical and the victim was stabbed. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in the victim's mother's car. He too was hospitalized for injuries not considered to be life threatening.
The stabulatory celebration of New Year's seemingly came to an end when a 29-year-old woman was slashed with a steak knife in the Mission district Wednesday afternoon.
In that case, the woman had been reportedly drinking with the suspect in the area of South Van Ness Avenue and 24th Street about 2 p.m. At one point, the victim told the suspect she was going to leave and he became “extremely angry” and started waving a steak knife with a wooden handle around, police said. The victim was slashed across her hand and fled the scene. The suspect was described as a man in his 40s or 50s. The victim was treated for her lacerations at the scene.
There have been no arrests in any of the stabbings.