Man stabbed in back while sleeping near Pier 39 in San Francisco 

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  • A man sleeping near San Francisco's Pier 39 was stabbed in the back.

A homeless man was stabbed in the back while he was sleeping near Pier 39 on Monday, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The 30-year-old victim was sleeping on the ground about 1:45 p.m. when an unknown male suspect came up from behind and stabbed the victim in the back before fleeing in an unknown direction.

The victim was unable to describe the attacker and was reportedly uncooperative with investigators, Esparza said.

The victim was taken to the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening, Esparza said.

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