Hoodline tipster Bogdan V. alerted us to an incident that unfolded onboard an outbound 7-Haight/Noriega bus at Market and Hyde/Eighth streets around 8:15pm last night:
"I was just on the 7 going outbound when a man stabbed a passenger in the back trying to steal some bags. Passenger retained mobility and seemed to be in a lucky condition, under the circumstances."
According to the SFPD's report, the victim, an unidentified woman, was approached by the suspect, a 29-year-old man, who punched her in the head. The suspect then stabbed her in the back and fled on a bike, leaving the knife impaled in the victim's back. He was later arrested on the 300 block of 8th Street.
Our tipster said he was impressed by the SFPD's quick response, but did not expect the ensuing reactions by onlookers.
"Police response time was impressive. Under a minute from what I can tell. Some people were crazy self-obsessed. Were taking pictures of the inserted knife on Snapchat. Insane."
This wasn't the only attack in the neighborhood last night.
At 7:30pm, a 32-year-old man was stabbed on the 100 block of Leavenworth. The SPD reports that the suspect, an unidentified woman in her 20s-30s, was in a verbal argument with the victim when she kicked him the testicles. The victim then pushed the suspect, and the suspect retaliated by stabbing the victim in the back two times with a knife. The victim was transported to the hospital non-life threatening injuries. No arrest was made.
And at 12:10am, a 43-year-old man was shot in the torso by a 35-year-old man at Turk and Larkin. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrest was made in this incident, either.
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