sfpd_squad.jpgA man was critically injured in a stabbing in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Thursday evening, police said.

The stabbing was reported at 7:43 p.m. near the intersection of Turk and Jones streets.

The 54-year-old victim was approached by a man who asked for a dollar. When the victim said no, an argument started that escalated to a physical fight, according to police.

During the fight, the suspect took out a sharp object and stabbed the victim in the chest, police said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening.

The suspect, believed to be a man in his mid 40s, fled and had not been found as of this morning, police said.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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