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Posted: 8:55 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013
KTVU.com and wires
SAN FRANCISCO —
Robbers stabbed two tourists in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood late Friday night, police said.
The stabbing and robbery was reported at the intersection of Seventh and Minna streets near the Best Western Plus Americania, according to police.
According to a hotel employee, the incident occurred after a group of loud men asked to use the bathroom around 11 p.m.. When she told them it was just for hotel guests, they became angry.
One of the men went outside, got into an argument with a tourist, then stabbed him and another person.
“It just makes me realize it was a good thing I didn't go out last night because I'm here by myself. I didn't want to go out alone for that very reason," said tourist Connie Stewart.
Both victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for stab wounds. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
The hotel manager says it's a terrible crime, and he's glad that no one was killed, even though the suspect managed to escape.
"All our entrances are secured with key access so that's our number one priority... and it's unfortunate that it happened outside here,” said Americana Hotel manager Rafik Hanna.
No information about suspects was immediately available but hotel management said there were several surveillance cameras in and around the building and they did give that video to police.
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