A woman was stabbed after she rebuffed a man’s sexual advances while she walked in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood late Monday night, a police spokesman said today.
The stabbing was reported at about 11:25 p.m. in the 400 block of Ellis Street, which is near Jones.
The 33-year-old victim was walking down the street when a stranger approached her and propositioned her, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
When she rejected him, the man became very upset and slashed the victim in the face and stabbed her in the arm, Esparza said.
The woman was able to run away to her nearby apartment, where she called police. She was then taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for her injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, police said.
The suspect, who remains at large, was described as a black man between 30 and 45 years old who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs roughly 190 pounds. He is bald and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and faded blue jeans, possibly with “FUBU” on the pants, Esparza said.
Anyone with information about the attack is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News