SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco Park Ranger was stabbed on November 17, on a freeway near SoMa. The incident transpired at the 7th Street off-ramp at about 7 a.m. According to the SF Chronicle, the park ranger is 30 years old and had only been on the job for 5 months.
Authorities indicated the on-duty ranger witnessed a driver who seemed to be agitated and was shouting at other drivers. The Park Ranger had been en route to the Embarcadero District from Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley when he decided to pursue the vehicle.
As the ranger began to pursue the suspect, the angry driver crashed into the center divider. When he attempted to assist the suspect, he was stabbed.
Several witnesses assisted the park ranger and stopped the suspect from fleeing the scene. Authorities arrived and the suspect was taken into custody. The ranger was treated for injuries at the scene and was later released. The name of the suspect has not been released to the public. Authorities are still investigating the case to determine what led the suspect to stab the park ranger.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact authorities.