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Knife crimes

Police took into custody suspects in two separate knife attacks, one of which is also being classified as a hate crime.

On June 5, a white male suspect stabbed an African American woman at Van Ness and Sacramento Streets in an unprovoked attack, according to Northern Station police. The woman was able to make her way to a liquor store, where she called for help.

Police officers showed up and located the suspect, who was being followed by another African-American victim, who had been stabbed in the back at a donut shop on Polk Street. The suspect reportedly used racial epithets when he attacked the man. The suspect was taken into custody and booked on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and hate crime.

Just one day later, a male victim was stabbed while on the 110 block of Fillmore Street. He had been arguing with the suspect, who stabbed the victim in the neck and fled.

The Northern Station Street Crimes and Gang Task Force was able to identify the people involved after watching surveillance video, and within a few hours they located and arrested the suspect, who was charged with attempted murder.

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