Police arrest man suspected in downtown stabbing spree

Police arrested a San Francisco man Monday after a spree of knife violence on Market Street left three people with stab wounds.

Using a steak knife, Duwayne Hyman, 25, allegedly stabbed three people in two hours, starting with an attempted robbery of a 17-year-old boy at the Montgomery Street BART station a little after noon Monday.

The victim escaped without having anything stolen but was stabbed in the side while trying to free himself from Hyman’s grasp, according to San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens.

At 2 p.m., Hyman allegedly assaulted his second victim, a tourist from Illinois, near First and Jessie streets.

The victim said Hyman intentionally bumped into him while walking down the street. One block later, feeling a stinging sensation in his arm, the victim realized he’d been stabbed and flagged down police, Gittens said.

About 10 minutes later, Hyman allegedly struck again, this time stabbing a man in the thigh while on the escalator at the Montgomery Street BART station.

Police were able to apprehend Hyman on a Muni F-Line streetcar after a couple of officers matched him with the description broadcast at headquarters.

Hyman, who was found with a steak knife in his back pocket, was charged with multiple accounts of assault and robbery and remains in custody, Gittens said.

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