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UPDATE: Arrest Made In San Francisco Powell Street Knife Attack

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- An arrest has been made in connection with a knife attack near San Francisco's Union Square that sent a victim to the hospital on Wednesday.

The San Francisco Police Department said in a statement Wednesday night that a member of the community spotted the suspect and alerted authorities, hours after SFPD released surveillance photos of the suspect.

Around 10:30 a.m., officers were flagged down about an assault on the 200 block of Powell St. just south of Union Square. They arrived to find a  34-year-old male victim suffering from a large cut on his face. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

San Francisco knife attack Powell St. stabbing suspect
(San Francisco Police Dept.)

Witnesses told police the victim was approached by a White man in his 30s, about six feet tall, 150-to-160 pounds, with shoulder-length blond hair, a moustache and a beard.

The witnesses said the suspect asked the victim for money, and when the victim said he didn't have any money, the suspect began yelling at him, produced a knife, and cut the victim on the face, police said. Following the attack, the suspect fled on foot.

Police did not release the suspect's name. Additional information about the arrest will be released Thursday.

Anyone who has any information about the incident were urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department 24-hour-tip line at 1-415-575-4444, or send an anonymous text to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.


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