San Francisco Police Make Arrest in Tenderloin Stabbing 21-087

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at approximately 4:51 pm San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin Station responded to the area of 4th and Stockton Streets for a report of a double stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located two Asian female victims, ages 84 and 63, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers rendered aid to the victims and summoned medics to the scene. Both victims were transported to a local hospital. The 63-year-old victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The 84-year-old victim was initially being treated for life-threatening injuries. Her medical status has since been upgraded to non-life-threatening. Both victims remain in the hospital.  

Through the course of the investigation, officers obtained an image of the suspect. Tenderloin officers recognized the suspect from prior police contacts. He was identified as 54-year-old Patrick Thompson of San Francisco. At approximately 7:00 p.m. officers located Thompson on the 600 block of Eddy Street where he was taken into custody without incident. Thompson was later booked at San Francisco County Jail on two charges of attempted murder (664/187 PC) and elder abuse (368(b)(1) PC).  

The investigation is being led by the Tenderloin Station Investigations Team with assistance from the SFPD Night Investigations Unit. Investigators are working to determine if the incident was motivated by racial bias. A hate crime is defined as a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.  

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

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