policeblotter_sfa.jpgA man was critically injured in a stabbing at a bus stop on San Francisco’s Mission Street on Saturday night, police said.

The stabbing was reported around 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Mission Street and Brazil Avenue in the city’s Excelsior District.

The 22-year-old victim was at a bus stop with his girlfriend when a suspect approached and asked him if he was affiliated with a gang, according to police.

The victim said he was not, but the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the torso, then fled, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening.

The suspect, believed to be in his late teens, had not been found as of this morning, according to police.

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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