A man was stabbed in the chest after trying to intervene in a domestic dispute in San Francisco’s Fillmore District on Thursday evening, a police spokesman said today.
The stabbing was reported at about 5 p.m. in the 1500 block of Steiner Street, police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.
The 59-year-old victim saw a dispute between a man and woman and tried to intervene and separate them, Fong said.
The man told the victim to mind his own business, then swung and struck him in the chest, according to Fong.
The suspect and woman ran away while the victim went to a nearby bus stop. He initially thought he just had the wind knocked out of him, but when a passerby stopped and asked him if he was OK, the victim realized he had been stabbed, Fong said.
The victim then boarded a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus and took it to San Francisco General Hospital while keeping pressure on his wound, Fong said. He is expected to survive.
The stabbing suspect is described as a black man in his mid 30s who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and was wearing dark clothing, according to Fong.
Anyone with information about the case 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