SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A 20-year-old man was arrested and four others are being sought for a stabbing that seriously injured a man in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Monday morning, a police spokesman said.

Gonnoi Posada was arrested after the stabbing, which was reported at 2:36 a.m. in the 600 block of Eddy Street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

Police said it appears the 49-year-old victim got into an altercation with Posada and the four other suspects and was stabbed in the chest by one of them.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening, police said.

The suspects fled in various directions but Posada was taken into custody by responding officers and booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Esparza said.

The other four suspects remained at large as of Monday afternoon and were described only as Hispanic males, one of whom was wearing a black hat, Esparza said.

Anyone with information about the 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 with “SFPD” in the message.

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