Suspect Arrested After Woman in Wheelchair Attacked and Stabbed

One person was arrested after a woman in a wheelchair was attacked and stabbed multiple times in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police said today.

The attack occurred around 5:30 p.m. at Ninth and Mission streets, according to police.

The 58-year-old woman was sitting in her wheelchair when the suspect, a 25-year-old man, approached her and cut her neck multiple times with a kitchen knife, according to police.

The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police were able to take a suspect into custody after a witness followed him from the scene and flagged down a patrol unit.

The suspect’s name was not immediately available for release this morning.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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