Previously: Mayor’s Office Sets Up Fund For Boy Stabbed On Muni, Boy Stabbed On Muni In “Good Condition”, 11 Year Old Boy Stabbed On Muni Bus In Unprovoked Attack, Questions Raised About Muni Camera Maintenance
San Francisco police today released a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing of an 11-year-old boy 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 49 Van Ness/Mission-line 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 continued to recover at the hospital this week, hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said. He is listed in good condition and is still improving, she said Wednesday.
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.
The office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has set up a fund for those wanting to help Hatim’s family. Those wanting to contribute to the fund can call (415) 554-6654.