Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing


San Francisco police arrested a man suspected of stabbing a woman early Tuesday morning and said he may be connected to a second fatal stabbing on Monday evening.

The first stabbing happened Monday at 5:38 p.m. in the 400 block of Jessie Street between Sixth and Mint streets. A 70-year-old San Francisco woman was found with stab wounds and died at the scene, police said.

At about 12:40 a.m., police responded to another stabbing in the first block of Third Street. A 46-year-old woman was found with stab wounds and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Michael Jacobs, 27, was detained at the scene and later arrested after being identified as the suspect. Police said Jacobs is a transient and was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police said the two stabbings might be connected because they happened about two blocks apart. Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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