Multiple reports from social media accounts indicate that there was a “machete attack” at Civic Center Station in San Francisco.
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KRON4 reports that police have confirmed the victim was either stabbed or slashed with a “big knife,” possibly with a 2-foot blade, around 8:39pm
Despite the closure to the station’s UN Plaza entrance, BART and Muni service has not been affected.
The victim’s condition is not yet known.
We’ll share more details if and when they’re released.
Update, 10:05pm: SFPD spokesperson Officer Giselle Talkoff says the victim is male, approximately 29 years of age. His condition is still unavailable.
The suspect is also male, approximately 25-35 years of age, and was last seen at Seventh and Market.
Preliminarily, the department does believe the weapon used was a machete.
SAN FRANCISCO — Two people were rushed to the hospital after they were stabbed with a “large knife” Friday night, police said.
The stabbing was reported around 8:36 p.m. inside the Civic Center station, said BART police Lt. Steve Koontz. The suspect fled up to the street and has not been located.
Information on the victims’ condition was not immediately available.
Witnesses reported that the suspect used a machete to attack the victims, according to various social media accounts.
BART police closed an exit after the attack, but the station remained open. No service delays have been reported.
The San Francisco Police Department is investigating.
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