Muni stabbing called unprovoked; suspect returns to the scene of the crime 

Police are investigating an unprovoked attack on a Muni passenger Saturday in which the suspect was arrested after he returned to the crime scene, police at Ingleside Station said.

The suspect, a 21-year-old Hispanic man, critically injured a bus passenger, a 29-year-old man, for no apparent reason in the 3400 block of Mission Street around 12:15 a.m.

The suspect had been harassing the victim. The victim got off the southbound bus in an attempt to diffuse the situation, but the suspect followed, attacking him on the street, police said. The assailant fled the scene. The victim was left with three stab wounds, including a punctured lung, police said.

Officers tending to the victim tried to limit his blood loss while awaiting paramedics. Witnesses gave statements. Then, unexpectedly, the suspect returned to the crime scene.

A witness pointed him out, and he was arrested.

Police said they aren't releasing the suspect's name, citing an active investigation.

Cops praised witnesses for coming to the aid of the victim and offering information that led to an arrest.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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