Man Arrested After Occupy SF Stabbing

The man from Texas was charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing someone at an Occupy SF encampment last week.

By Sasha Lekach
|  Saturday, Mar 31, 2012  |  Updated 11:40 AM PDT
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The 28-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest last Sunday at the encampment. He remains at the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police said.

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A 22-year-old man was arrested in San Francisco on Thursday morning after an Occupy SF member made a citizen's arrest when the suspect returned to the Financial District encampment where he allegedly stabbed someone last Sunday, San Francisco police said.

The man, from El Paso, Texas, 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 said.

The Texas man was charged with attempted murder and remains in custody, police 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 serious injuries. He remains at the hospital with injuries that are now not considered life-threatening, police said.

Police said the suspect had spent the weekend at the Occupy camp before the stabbing.

The suspect fled Sunday night, police said, but apparently returned to the camp on Thursday morning. An Occupy member made a citizen's arrest upon his return to the site.

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.

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