The office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is setting up a fund for those wanting to help the family of an 11-year-old San Francisco boy stabbed on a Muni bus last week.
Hatim Mansori was riding home alone on Sept. 1 at about 6 p.m. when a man attacked him at the back of the bus, stabbing him once in the abdomen, according to police.
The incident happened near 19th and Mission streets. The suspect, described as possibly homeless, jumped out of the bus and ran off, according to police.
Mansori was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital, where doctors said he might have bled to death if he had arrived five minutes later.
Mansori continues his recovery at the hospital, hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said today. He is listed in good condition and is still improving, she said.
According to the mayor’s office, those wanting to contribute to the fund can call (415) 554-6654. About 60 people volunteered to donate today, Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard said.
Police today continued to look for the suspect, police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams said.
Witnesses described him as a “scruffy-looking” black man with dark facial hair, 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and about 190 pounds. He also had a strong body odor, witnesses said.
He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and dark shoes at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444 or use the department’s new Text-A-Tip service, by text messaging 84741, then typing “SFPD” and the tip.