SFPD: Man steals butcher knife from bar, stabs 2 people sleeping on street

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)— Police arrested a 25-year-old man late Sunday morning on Christmas Day after he stabbed two people who had been sleeping on the sidewalk in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
   
At 11:03 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing near 115 Mason Street, according to police.
   
After a preliminary investigation, officers determined a 25-year-old man had taken a butcher knife from the Union Square Sports Bar and walked away, police said.
   
The man then got into a confrontation with two people who were sleeping on the sidewalk about a block away, near Market and Turk streets, according to police.
   
One of the victims, a 30-year-old woman, suffered a cut to her hand. The second victim, a 62-year-old man, suffered a cut to his face. Both victims were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
   
Officers were able to locate the suspect and arrest him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, theft and violation of probation.

His identity has not been released.
 

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