SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department reported two stabbing incidents within the past week in the Tenderloin District.

According to the SFPD website, on Monday, December 24 at 5:38 p.m., officers responded to an urgent call regarding a woman down at the 400 block of Jessie Street between 6th Street and Mint Street. Upon arrival they discovered a 70 year-old woman who was suffering from stab wounds. Paramedics from the San Francisco Fire Department provided aid to the victim, who died of her injuries at the scene.

At 12:40 a.m., on Tuesday, December 25, officers responded to a stabbing on the unit block of 3rd Street.  When they arrived to the scene, officers located a 46 year-old female who was suffering from stab wounds. The victim received aid from the officers and was transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital.  

Officers later arrived to the scene and were able to detain a person who matched the suspect description.  After thorough investigation, officers were able to positively identify 27 year-old transient Michael Jacobs as the perpetrator in the stabbing. Jacobs was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder and booked at the San Francisco County Jail.  

The suspect’s booking photo will not be released at this time due to pending investigation matters.  The SFPD Homicide Detail is working to establish whether or not the two crimes are linked to one another due to their close proximity.  

Anyone with information regarding either stabbing is asked to contact the SFPD 24-hour tip line (415)-575-4444.  Tipsters may text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.