Child Hatin Mansori makes his first trip alone on the San Francisco Muni, ending up in intensive care with stab wounds to liver and stomach.
Eleven-year-old Hatin Mansori riding Muni alone for the first time remains in intensive care after being stabbed earlier this week (video).
The Marina Middle School sixth grader called his mother on Tuesday after baseball practice ended early to say he would take the 49 Mission bus home by himself.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the mother instructed her son to call regularly and report his progress.
Around 6:10 p.m., she got a call from her son’s phone saying he had been hurt at Mission and 19th Street.
The bus security camera was not working.
Witnesses described the attacker as a scruffy-looking, African-American man in his mid-20s to 30s with dark facial hair.
“This senseless assault on a young boy cannot be tolerated. Our thoughts go out to Hatin and his family as he recovers from his injuries,” Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a written statement.
“The San Francisco Police Department is working to identify and find the suspect as quickly as possible.”
Anyone with information about this incident should call the SFPD’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.
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