Woman stabbed on J-Church train 

A female passenger was stabbed on a J-Church light-rail Muni train Monday morning, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Initial reports from the agency, which oversees Muni, said the woman was stabbed on an outbound train by a male passenger near Church and Market streets.

The injured woman was reportedly transported to San Francisco General Hospital, and the severity of her injuries is unknown.

The man reportedly exited the train in the Church and Market streets area and remains at large.

As of 10:40 a.m., service of the J-Church line — which has a total of approximately 16,700 daily boardings — was shut down and bus service was replacing it.

The incident is the latest in a string of crime incidents that have swept the transit agency, including the stabbing of an 11-year-old boy on a bus and a fight between two women that was caught on tape and posted to the Internet.

On Tuesday there was also a hearing at City Hall during which the Police Department officials spelled out their new approach to tackling the uptick in assaults, thefts and graffiti on Muni. That plan includes tracking crime on the transit system by police district instead of citywide and adding more officers to buses and light-rail trains.

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