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Good Samaritan Stabbed in SF Defending Homeless Person from Harassment

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A man was stabbed Thursday night trying to stop a homeless person from being harassed in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, police said Friday.

The stabbing was reported at 9:50 p.m. at the corner of Eddy and Hyde streets.

Police said five people were harassing a homeless person when a 31-year-old man intervened to stop the harassment and was assaulted before being stabbed with a knife.

The stabbing suspect was described as a 16- to 20-year-old male.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police said they did not have any description of the four other suspects. They ran away, heading west on Eddy Street, according to police.

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