Man Stabbed in Torso in Mission District

A man was injured when two suspects stabbed him in the torso in San Francisco’s Mission District early Saturday morning, police said.

According to police, the stabbing occurred in the 2100 block of Mission Street near 17th Street at about 4 a.m. Saturday. Two men allegedly approached the 31-year-old victim and then one of the suspects stabbed him in the torso with a knife.

The suspects, described as men between 20 and 30 years of age, fled the area on foot following the stabbing and have not yet been identified, police said.

The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to police.

The stabbing was located about a block away from the 16th Street BART station, where another victimm was stabbed on Sunday night.

BART police Lt. Steve Coontz said officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 8:02 p.m. Sunday.

Coontz said the stabbing occurred in the plaza on the street level of the station, but the victim ran down to the concourse level and contacted a station agent, who then called police.

Coontz said three men in the plaza confronted the victim and then slashed at him with a pocketknife, giving the victim a minor cut on his ribcage.

The suspects fled the scene and the victim then ran into the station, Coontz said.

According to Coontz, the victim appears to be a juvenile, but officers are not sure because he refused to identify himself to police.

Coontz described the suspect who slashed the victim as a Hispanic man in his 20s who has a thin build and wore a dark beanie, dark sweatshirt and jeans.

Both stabbings remain under investigation.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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