Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Mission District Stabbing

A man was critically injured in a stabbing early Saturday morning in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to police.

Officers said the victim, a man in his 30s, was in the 500 block of Valencia Street, located roughly a block from the 16th Street Mission BART station, around 2:40 a.m. when the suspect approached him.

According to police, the suspect, a man in his 20s, said “Norte” and then proceeded to stab the victim in his chest and stomach with a sharp object.

The victim was driven to San Francisco General Hospital with what were initially considered life-threatening injuries. San Francisco police spokeswoman Sgt. Monica MacDonald said this morning that the victim’s injuries are no longer considered life-threatening.

While no suspects have been arrested, MacDonald said the suspect has been described as a Hispanic man standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds.

She said the motive for the stabbing remains under investigation.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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