Charges dropped against homeless man accused of Memorial Day stabbing 

The case of the homeless man accused of stabbing two "construction workers" on Memorial Day in the Tenderloin has been discharged by the District Attorney's Office due to a lack of evidence, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said Wednesday.

Alton Ray Moore, 49, was arrested and booked into jail Monday on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after he was confronted by two people in the area of Geary and Larkin streets for urinating near what police originally said was a construction site.

According to a source close to the investigation, the two men were not construction workers at a work site but were with a group of people barbecuing and celebrating Memorial Day. Moore apparently urinated close to the area that they were celebrating in and the two men confronted him and told him to stop.

Moore is said to have backed away but was chased by the two men and a fight ensued. Moore is then alleged to have stabbed the men in what now appears to be self defense.

One of the two victims in the stabbing is now declining to press charges against Moore.

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