J-Church Delay Cleared, Stabbing Victim Taken to Hospital (updates)

J Church Muni Dolores Park
Photo by Flickr user Transit Nerd

Update 3:58 p.m. Tuesday: CBS and others are reporting that the SFPD has, in fact, arrested a suspect in the case.

Update 2:48 p.m. Tuesday: SF Appeal reports that ABC 7 reports that the police have a suspect in custody. SF Appeal cannot confirm the report. we shall see whether it’s true, and whether there’s a good chance that it’s the right guy.

Update 12:36 p.m. Tuesday: SFGate has a few more details and quotes from the victim.

Update 10:58 a.m. Tuesday: KTVU has an interview the victim, as well as a sketch of the suspect.

Update 8:58 p.m.: According to SF Appeal, the SFPD will be releasing images from the surveillance video sometime soon. Let’s hope lynch mobs or vigilante committees don’t form, but that with the public aware of what the perp looks like, he is brought to justice somehow.

Update 5:49 p.m.: MTA says it handed surveillance video of the stabbing over to the SFPD. The video will be used to help the police in their investigation. There is no word on whether or when the video will be made available to the public.

Update:
As of 12:50, SFMTA says that the incident has been cleared.

Original post:
We received an alert from SFMTA that, as of 10:40 a.m., regular J-Church service has been disrupted due to police activity on an outbound J light rail vehicle on Church and 18th Street. Bus shuttles are running between Church/16th and Church/22nd Street.

The alarming part:

“According to initial reports, one female passenger was stabbed by another passenger. The female who was stabbed was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. The severity of her injuries is unknown.”

(from SFMTA).

We will keep you updated.

One comment

  • Debbie

    Perhaps the J, like the 22 and other high-crime routes, will become one of those lines with ride-along police officers. This is the second incident on the J in two weeks, I think– a woman robbed at gunpoint in Noe Valley was the first.

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