policeblotter_sfa.jpgA man was stabbed in the nose in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Monday evening, police said.

The stabbing was reported at about 6:55 p.m. near Ninth and Howard streets.

The 44-year-old victim was standing outside a business near the intersection when a suspect walked up to him, called him a name and stabbed him in the right nostril, according to police.

The suspect, a man believed to be in his early to mid-50s, ran away and had not been found as of this morning, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.

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

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