SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being assaulted with a metal bar Monday night in San Francisco’s Western Addition, police said.

Around 9:05 p.m., officers initially responded to the assault at the corner of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard.

Arriving officers learned two men had gotten into a fight. At some point the suspect struck the victim with a metal bar before taking off, police said.

The victim, a 30-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for his critical injuries, according to police.

Police described the suspect as a 28-year-old man.

Anyone with information about the assault is encouraged to contact the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.

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