Three people were stabbed after leaving a San Francisco nightclub early Wednesday, according to police, including a woman who was knifed in the buttocks and then pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI.
A suspect identified as 28-year-old Lavon Carraway of San Francisco was arrested in connection with the attacks on two of the victims near the Infusion Lounge at Ellis and Cyril Magnin streets. A second suspect was detained but later released, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Police don't yet know the motive behind the assaults, including whether it might have stemmed from a fight in the club. One of the victims, a 26-year-old man, said he was attacked from behind after leaving the club and walking to his car about 1:30 p.m., Esparza said. He was reportedly transported to a local hospital and required multiple sutures.
The second victim, a 24-year-old San Francisco man who reportedly knows the first victim, claimed he was also attacked by Carraway while walking to his car. Instead of waiting for medical help for his deep lacerations, Esparza said, the victim transported himself to an Oakland hospital, where SFPD interviewed him about the attack.
Police didn’t know there was a third victim until about 5 a.m., Esparza said, when they learned that a 23-year-old Richmond woman who had been pulled over on suspicion of DUI had been stabbed in the buttocks.
She told police she was also attacked after leaving the nightclub at about the same time as the other victims.
While the male victims had positively identified Carraway as the assailant, Esparza said, the woman said she did not recall who attacked her.
The first two suspects claimed Carraway attacked them for “no reason,” police said. An investigation is ongoing.