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Published on May 31, 2023
Suspected Chinatown Stabber Was On Parole for 2016 Attack

San Francisco's Chinatown reels from yet another violent incident as a recently paroled man allegedly perpetrates a brutal stabbing at the AA Bakery & Cafe. Identified as Fook Poy Lai, the 61-year-old suspect has a criminal history that includes convictions from 1999 and a 2016 attempted murder case. Released on parole just ten days prior, witnesses of the attack hope that this incident will spark changes in how people are sentenced and paroled.

While Lai has not been formally charged yet, he is currently being held in county jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and parole violation. The affected Chinatown community, described as tight-knit and deeply shaken by the shocking attack, eagerly awaits the outcome of the case and the potential for much-needed change in San Francisco's justice system. Continue reading the full article on SFist →

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