Stabbing victim helps nab suspect 

The victim of a savage stabbing in the Tenderloin early Wednesday was able to help police make a swift arrest.

The wounded 43-year-old man flagged down cops at Jones and Ellis streets about 1:30 a.m. after he was stabbed in the stomach, police Officer Albie Esparza said. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive.

The victim told cops he was stabbed by Salina Romero, 53, of San Francisco after an argument, Esparza said. He directed police to Romero’s location — a building near the crime scene — and an arrest was made. How Romero and the victim are acquainted is unknown.

Romero was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious injuries. He also was charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, Esparza said. — Mike Aldax

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