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Downtown San Francisco McDonald’s stabbing: Suspect arrested

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Police say the suspect had fled by the time they arrived to the scene. | Source: Adobe Stock

A 67-year-old man was stabbed in broad daylight Monday afternoon in front of a McDonald’s store on Market Street, the San Francisco Police Department said.

The suspect, 29-year-old Nathaniel Jimenez Escobar Sanchez, allegedly fled the crime scene but was later found by authorities on Mission and Third streets. He was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse and three counts of assault, police said.

The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A Tweet/X from user @SaviRoman less than half an hour after officers arrived on scene showed a pool of blood on the sidewalk outside of the McDonald’s at 609 Market St.