SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, November 27, officers from the San Francisco Police Department Tenderloin Station responded to an assault that transpired on the 400 block of Jones sidewalk. Two homeless men were sleeping when they were attacked by a man with a machete at around 1 a.m.
Officers stated on Twitter that they “worked tirelessly throughout the day to ID the suspect.” They ended up taking a suspect, who was still armed with the machete at the time of his arrest on the 300 block of Ellis Street.
The ages of the victims or the suspect has not yet been disclosed to the public.
Due to the pending investigation, the identity of the suspect has not been disclosed. The SFPD confirmed to the San Francisco News that the suspect has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon and is still in police custody.
Homelessness is a prevalent issue in the Tenderloin District, where SF Mayor London Breed is working to help end it throughout the city. Programs such as “Code Tenderloin,” aims to combat homelessness in the region.
Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the attack, tio contact the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start your message with SFPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.