Three people injured in separate stabbings in The City

Aside from the stabbing death in the South of Market area on Monday, three other people were injured in stabbing incidents throughout The City on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, police said Wednesday.

The first incident happened in Potrero Hill in the 1100 block of Connecticut Street about 6:57 p.m. when a 19-year-old man was involved in an argument with his 42-year-old mother, police said. The man reportedly stabbed her and police arrived and took him into custody.

He was identified by police as Elon Ferguson, Officer Carlos Manfredi said. He was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a knife and mayhem with a knife.

The woman sustained several lacerations to her face, ear and chest, police said. She was treated at the hospital for her injuries, which were not life threatening.

The next incident happened at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro about 10:58 p.m. when a 22-year-old woman was walking past a man, who appeared to be in his 40s, and reportedly stabbed the woman in the thigh in an unprovoked attack, police said.

Friends of the victim were nearby and assisted in detaining the man until police arrived and he was arrested, Manfredi said.

He was identified by police as Andrew Zaldivar, 50, who may be homeless, Manfredi said. He was booked on aggravated assault with a knife.

The woman was hospitalized for her injury, which was not life threatening.

The third stabbing happened early Tuesday morning in the Mid-Market area.

In that case, a 58-year-old man was standing outside an apartment building on Sixth Street just south of Market Street about 2:59 a.m. when a man, who appeared to be in his 60s, approached and began arguing with the victim over cigarettes before he stabbed the victim several times and fled the scene on foot.

The victim sustained cuts to his hand, wrist, forearm and rib, police said. He was hospitalized for his injuries, which were not life threatening.

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