San Francisco Police Investigators Seek Public's Assistance in New Year's Day Aggravated Assault Investigation 20-006

Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department’s Night Investigations Unit (NIU) are seeking assistance from the public regarding an aggravated assault that took place outside of a SOMA night club on January 1, 2020, at approximately 1:40 AM.

In this incident, two groups of people became involved in an altercation outside of a nightclub on the 500 block of Howard Street. A 25-year-old male resident of Chico California was stabbed multiple times and transported with life-threatening injuries. He was treated and later released. A 24-year-old male from West Palm Beach, Florida was also stabbed. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Philip Nguyen, a 26-year-old Oakland resident was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon, other than a firearm. His booking photo will not be released due to pending investigative matters.

Investigators are asking for witnesses, particularly those who have cell phone photos or video of this incident to contact Sgt. Stephen Benzinger at 1-415-553-1201 or via email at [email protected].

Information can also be provided by calling the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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