Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Woman hospitalized after ice pick attack

An apparently unprovoked stabbing with an ice pick Friday left a woman with life-threatening injuries, police said Monday.

The attack happened Friday at 3:50 p.m. at Fifth and Harrison streets.

Police said the suspect, who has been identified as 40-year-old Sean Carsetti, approached the 35-year-old woman and used an ice pick to stab her.

Carsetti was arrested, and the woman transported to a hospital.

So far, police said they have been unable to determine a motive for the attack.

According to jail records, Carsetti, a San Francisco resident, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held without bail.

He is the same suspect who in October 2016 is alleged to have stabbed a man in a different random attack near Fifth and Market
streets, just blocks away from Friday’s stabbing, Police spokesman Robert Rueca confirmed.

In that attack, Carsetti allegedly asked the victim if he could borrow his knife and when the victim handed him his knife, Carsetti began
stabbing him. In that case, Carsetti was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

According to jail records, Carsetti was on parole when officers arrested him on Friday.

-Bay City News contributed to this report

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