Yesterday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., an 18-year-old African American male was stabbed during an argument on the 14 Mission as the bus neared the 5400 block of Mission Street, in the outer Mission.

According to Lt. Lyn Tomioka of the San Francisco Police Department’s media relations unit, no one is quite sure what the argument was about. The victim remains in life-threatening condition at San Francisco General, and can’t be interviewed until he stabilizes.

The bus did have a video camera, Tomioka reports, and presumably the whole thing was caught on tape, but she personally has yet to see any images of the attack.

The Muni driver saw the attack, stopped the bus, and ran back to assist the victim. As he did this, the assailant fled the bus through the back doors, accompanied by a woman who was described as between the ages of 17 and 20. The assailant is described as a white male, perhaps 18 or 19. Neither has been found yet.

Heather Smith

Heather Smith covers a beat that spans health, food, and the environment, as well as shootings, stabbings, various small fires, and shouting matches at public meetings. She is a 2007 Middlebury Fellow...

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