Victim assaulted by hatchet-wielding assailant in the Mission District

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A man was attacked with a hatchet on Saturday night in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to police.

The 45-year-old victim was talking to a friend near the intersection of Caledonia and 16th streets, less than a block away from the 16th street BART station when a man rushed him with a hatchet.

Police say the suspect is believed to be a man between the ages of 35 and 40 and struck the victim in the head with the weapon.

The victim suffered a cut to his ear and pain to his head. He suffered injuries not considered life-threatening and refused to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect fled the scene on foot following the apparently unprovoked attack and remained at large as of today, according to police.

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