Good Samaritans tackle hatchet-wielding suspect in San Francisco park

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A victim was saved by good Samaritans when a man attacked him with a hatchet at a San Francisco park Monday afternoon, according to police.

A 39-year-old man was sitting in Jefferson Square, a park at Turk and Gough streets, around 4 p.m. when a 23-year-old man approached him and hit him with the handle of a hatchet, police said.

The victim tried to run away. The suspect chase him, swinging the hatchet handle in the air.

The victim fell to the ground. The suspect stopped and raised the blade end of the hatchet over his head preparing to strike when he was tackled by good Samaritans, police said.

The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries to his back, knees and hands, but was expected to survive.

The suspect was arrested. His identity was not immediately released.

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