SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was critically injured when someone slashed his throat on Sixth Street in San Francisco early Thursday morning, police said.

The stabbing was reported at 12:50 a.m. at Sixth and Mission streets.

Officers responded and found the 59-year-old victim with a cut to his neck. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for his wound, which was considered life-threatening, according to police.

The suspect, believed to be a man in his 50s, had not been found as of Thursday morning, police said.

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

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