Wheelchair-bound man stabbed for no apparent reason in Tenderloin 

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A man in an electric wheelchair was lucky to be alive after being stabbed in the neck in the Tenderloin on Monday afternoon, police said.

The unidentified victim, who was riding an electrical wheelchair, told police he was knifed for no reason at Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street just after 2 p.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Peter Thoshinski said.

“I don’t know why he’s alive,” Thoshinski said. “It’s a huge gash approximately four-inches by two-inches. It missed an artery.”

After he was stabbed, the wounded man, who appeared to be in his late 50s to early 60s, rolled his wheelchair to Market Street. He stopped in front of the Psychedelic Smoke Shop at 1072 B Market St., where emergency crews picked him up and rushed him to the hospital, police said.

His current condition was not immediately known. Further information on the incident was not immediately available.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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