Ebene News – United States – Asian-American attacks: Suspect arrested after 2 women were stabbed in San Francisco mid-market

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing two older Asian women – an 85-year-old – in the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood Tuesday afternoon

San Francisco Police Public Information Officer Michael Andraychak confirmed that at around 7 p.m., officers at Tenderloin Station located and arrested a 54-year-old San Francisco resident on suspicion of having stabbed the 600 block of Eddy Street

Charges against suspect pending, police say There was no confirmation Tuesday night whether the suspect was facing a hate crime charge

KPIX was able to identify one of the victims as Chui Fong Eng, 85, seriously injured by stab wounds to the chest and arm The second victim was 65 years old

San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney tweeted that the suspect was in custody just before 7:30 p.m.

Disgusting and horrific attack on Market St this afternoon by two elderly Asian people I have been in close contact with SFFD and SFPD Suspect has just been arrested Victims are in hospital #StopTheAttacks #StopAsianHate

Officers intervened in the area of ​​4th and Stockton streets at around 4:50 p.m. and found the women, who were suffering from stab wounds

People who witnessed the attack told KPIX that a man holding a knife was walking down Market Street when he approached a bus stop and stabbed the two women

“The perpetrator basically walked up to his victim, stabbed him and casually walked away in broad daylight,” witness Jenny Shao said

The two victims were taken to a local hospital, but their condition was not immediately known to the police

An eyewitness to the stabbing submitted a photo to KPIX of a potential suspect The photo appears to show a man with a shaved head, dressed in a dark colored shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers and white The man also seems to be wearing a black and green bag

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department by calling 415 575-4444 or texting TIP411, beginning with “SFPD”

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Ebene News – United States – Attacks by Asian Americans: Suspect arrested after two women stabbed in the San Francisco middle market

Source: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/05/04/asian-american-attacks-suspect-arrested-san-francisco-stabbing-4th-stockton-streets-mid-market/