9:17 PM: Police have released the identity of a man suspected of stabbing a cable car operator this afternoon in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood.

George Huong, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a man operating a cable car near Mason and Jackson streets at about 4:18 p.m., police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Police found Huong in his home after responding officers followed a witness of the stabbing to the street where he lived, Dangerfield said. On the street was a trail of the victim’s blood leading to Huong’s home on Himmelmann Place in Chinatown.

Three family members of Huong, two women and a man, were arrested for interfering with the police investigation. Dangerfield said they would be cited and released so long as they had proper identification.

The victim, a man whose details were not released, is being treated at a local hospital for a life-threatening stab wound to the torso. His injuries were still considered life threatening as of 9 p.m.

There is no reason to believe the stabbing was gang related, Dangerfield said. He could not say if the weapon was recovered.

9 PM: A man was arrested late this afternoon on suspicion of stabbing a cable car operator in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and three of the suspect’s family members were arrested for interfering with a police investigation of the incident.

Police responded to reports of a stabbing at about 4:15 p.m. on a cable car near Mason and Jackson streets, police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Responding officers followed a trail of blood near the crime scene, and located the 32-year-old Asian man suspected of the crime and arrested him in his San Francisco home on Himmelmann Place.

It is unknown if the trail of blood came from the victim or the suspect.

Three family members of the suspect, two women and a man, were arrested for interfering with the police investigation.

The victim, a man whose details were not released, is being treated at a local hospital for a life-threatening stab wound to the torso.

His condition was unknown as of 6:30 p.m.

There is no reason to believe the stabbing was gang related, Dangerfield said.

5:52 PM: A man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a victim on a cable car in San Francisco’s Chinatown late this afternoon, a police spokesman said.

Police responded to reports of a stabbing at about 4:20 p.m. on a cable car near Mason and Jackson streets, police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Responding officers followed a trail of blood near the crime scene, and located the man suspected of the crime and arrested him. It is unknown if the trail of blood came from the victim or the suspect.

The victim, whose details were not released, was being treated for a stab wound to the torso at a local hospital. Their condition was unknown as of about 5:30 p.m.

It is unknown if the incident was gang-related.

Saul Sugarman, Bay City News

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  • renegade

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  • renegade

    At 420 on a balmy Sunday, ‘can only imagine the chaos on that tourist-strewn car. It’s a danger field.

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