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Sunday, November 14, 2010

George Luong Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Cable Car Operator

Posted By on Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

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The man arrested earlier today for allegedly knifing a cable car driver is 32-year-old George Luong.

In a bizarre incident reported at 4:18 p.m., Luong purportedly stabbed the operator at Mason and Jackson, leaving the victim fighting for his life. Just nine minutes later, police tracked down Luong at the end of a trail of blood. He was found in what is either his home or family members' home at Himmelmann Place in Chinatown. Along with Luong, three of his relatives -- two female, one male -- were arrested for interfering as police attempted to take the accused criminal into custody.

Police spokesman Sergeant Troy Dangerfield said he is unaware of whether Luong has a police record. He is also unaware of whether Huong knew the cable car driver -- and does not currently possess any other information related to today's odd events.

Huong is facing attempted murder charges. Our calls to the Medical Examiner have not yet been returned, nor have our calls to Muni. Dangerfield said the injuries sustained by the transit operator were "life-threatening."

The police initially released the name of the accused as "Huong."

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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