Three knife attacks usher in Memorial Day weekend

Three people were slashed or stabbed during the first two hours of Memorial Day weekend.

At midnight Saturday, a 55-year-old man was attacked by a young man with a knife in a small alley off Washington Street called Old Chinatown Lane. The victim went to Chinese Hospital with a cut to his hand.

In the second incident, a 30-year-old man was cut several times in the Tenderloin while trying to ignore a man’s attempt at start a conversation. The victim was slashed above the eye and on his elbow with a foldable knife around 1:33 a.m. near Eddy and Larkin streets. <p>

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Less than 10 minutes later, police responded to the Glen Park BART station to find a 38-year-old man who was stabbed in the ribcage during an attempted robbery.

The man was waiting for a Muni bus when two men who appeared to be in their 20s tried to take his cellphone. He was stabbed when he fought back, but held onto his phone.

The victim took the bus home before going to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police were not provided detailed suspect descriptions in any of the incidents.Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsMemorial Day WeekendSan Francisco CrimeStabbing

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