SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was tackled by bystanders and arrested as he attacked another man with a hatchet at a park in San Francisco’s Western Addition on Monday afternoon, police said today.
The victim, a 39-year-old man, was sitting in Jefferson Square, a park at Turk and Gough streets, around 4 p.m. when a 23-year-old man approached him and hit him with the handle of a hatchet, police said.READ MORE: 'Fire Hose' Of Subtropical Moisture Bearing Down On Northern California
The victim ran away with the suspect in pursuit and still swinging the hatchet handle.
The victim fell to the ground. The suspect stopped and raised the blade end of the hatchet over his head preparing to strike when he was tackled by good Samaritans, police said.READ MORE: Kid-Size Doses Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective
The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries to his back, knees and hands, but was expected to survive.
The suspect was arrested. His identity was not immediately released.MORE NEWS: Support Builds for KPIX Reporter Targeted in YouTuber's Racist Remarks
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