Victim stabbed in attempted robbery in Tenderloin

An attempted robbery in the Tenderloin district early Thursday morning left a victim with multiple stab wounds, police said.

The 39-year-old victim was approached from behind at 2:38 a.m. near O’Farrell and Leavenworth streets. He was stabbed with a knife twice in the torso during a struggle when the suspect tried to take his backpack by force.

The suspect, described as a 40-year-old man, then fled in a dark colored vehicle.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No arrests have been reported.

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