San Francisco Police Make Arrest in Embarcadero Assaults 20-020

On February 15, 2020, at approximately 6:50 AM, San Francisco Police officers responded to the area of Pier 19 regarding a stabbing. A 27-year-old female, San Francisco resident had been stabbed by a male suspect who fled the scene on an orange bicycle.

At approximately 7:05 AM a male suspect used a heavy object to attack a 57-year-old female from Virginia Beach, Virginia near Pier 39. San Francisco Fire Department paramedics transported both victims to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers searched the area for the suspect. While in the area of Pier 39, witnesses directed them to a male that matched the suspect description from both assaults. The officers attempted to detain the subject. He refused to stop and pedaled away, traveling southbound on The Embarcadero. Officers eventually detained him near Sidney Rudy Waterfront Park. Through the course of an investigation, the officers developed probable cause to arrest the subject for both assaults.

George Kennedy, age 47, was booked for two counts of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious bodily injury, and resisting arrest. His booking photo accompanies this news release. Kennedy's arrest is the direct result of the quick response by Central Police Station officers and assistance from members of the public who stepped forward and provided valuable information which lead to Kennedy being positively identified as the suspect in these violent attacks.

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin your text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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