At Caledonia and 16th Street Saturday shortly after 11 p.m., police report that a 45-year-old man was talking with a friend when his conversation was violently interrupted—a stranger came up behind him swinging an ax.

The suspect, described as man between 35 and 40 years-old, dealt a non-life-threatening blow, it grazed the side of the 45-year-old’s ear. Immediately after the attack, the suspect ran off. The victim refused medical attention for his cut to the ear.

No arrests were made.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.

Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.