A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a man in the neck in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Saturday afternoon, police said.
San Francisco resident Raymond Ray Bennett was arrested on suspicion of stabbing the victim, also 42 years old, according to San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan.
The victim, who uses a wheelchair, was near the intersection of Third Street and Hudson Avenue when a man approached him shortly before 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, Gatpandan said.
Police said the suspect then stabbed the victim with a knife before fleeing the scene.
Officers said they responded to a call reporting the attack and that the suspect was found with stab wounds to his neck, head and back.
The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police obtained a suspect description from witnesses and located video surveillance footage that captured the incident.
Police located Bennett near the intersection of Palou Avenue and Keith Street shortly after the stabbing and placed him under arrest, police said.
The motive for the stabbing remains under investigation.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News