San Francisco police have released photos of the suspect in a stabbing in the city’s Cow Hollow neighborhood earlier this month and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The stabbing occurred around 1 a.m. on Aug. 4 near Union and Buchanan streets.

Police said an altercation started between patrons who had just exited the bar and escalated when the suspect stabbed the victim, who is in his early 20s.

The victim suffered severe lacerations to his arms and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for nerve damage. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries, police said.

The suspect fled following the stabbing and has not been found, but investigators have obtained surveillance video of him and today released photos from the footage.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is about 6 feet tall, weighs about 170 pounds, has closely shaved hair and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Sgt. Donati at the department’s Northern Police Station at (415) 614-3400. People wishing to remain anonymous can call a tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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