Man Stabs Child At Excelsior Playground

An altercation in an Excelsior district playground escalated to a stabbing yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 2:18pm on the 700 block of Moscow street when a 15-year-old boy was kicking a soccer ball with friends at Crocker Amazon Playground.

A 45-year-old man who was nearby grew angry when a kicked ball landed in his vicinity; when the victim approached to retrieve the ball, the suspect stabbed him with a pair of scissors.

Officers from Ingleside Station responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody. The victim, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to contact SFPD via the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

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Man stabs child at excelsior playground