Two Days, Two SF Back-Stabbing Incidents, One With Serious Injuries

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A 22-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed in the back and arm in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Officers received a report of a stabbing near the intersection of Hyde and Eddy streets at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to the police investigation, the victim and a man in his 50s were engaged in an argument. The suspect then took out a knife and stabbed the victim in his arm and back.

The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The suspect fled the scene on foot and has not been arrested.

Early Friday morning, San Francisco police responded to another stabbing about a block away from the location of the first stabbing. In that incident, a 36-year-old man was walking on Eddy Street near Larkin Street at about 4:10 a.m. when he became involved in an altercation with another person.

The suspect stabbed him with a knife in the lower back and lower leg. Police said the victim was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

According to police, the victim has not been cooperative in the investigation and the suspect has not been arrested. The motive for the two stabbings remains under investigation.

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