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Man Arrested In Occupy San Francisco Stabbing

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was arrested in San Francisco on Thursday morning after returning to the Occupy SF encampment where he allegedly stabbed someone on Sunday, a police spokesman said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested at 10:58 a.m. outside 101 Market St., where “reoccupiers” have been stationed in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco since last month, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

A 28-year-old man was stabbed in the chest at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday at the encampment. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening, police said.

The suspect fled, but apparently returned to the camp on Thursday morning. Twitter posts by various Occupy members indicate that a protester at the encampment made a citizen’s arrest of the suspect and then handed him over to police.

The stabbing was one of two outside 101 Market St. in the past week.

Another Occupy member was stabbed on Monday night at the encampment. He was hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said.

The suspect in Monday’s stabbing was described as a white man between 30 and 40 years old who is about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen fleeing into a nearby BART station, according to police.

Anyone with information about either stabbing is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

 

 

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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