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Monday, November 15, 2010

Cable Car Operator Fighting For Life After Stabbing

Posted By on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 7:59 AM

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The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office moments ago told SF Weekly that the cable car operator critically stabbed in a bizarre attack yesterday remains among the living.

George Luong, 32, was quickly arrested for attempted murder following the afternoon stabbing that left the yet-unnamed driver fighting for his life. Police followed a trail of blood from the cable car at Mason and Jackson to a home on Himmelmann Place in Chinatown.

That was either Luong's residence or that of his family. Along with the alleged stabber, three of his family members were also arrested for interfering with the police as they took Luong in. Only nine minutes transpired between the stabbing at 4:18 p.m. and Huong's arest. 

Police spokesman Sergeant Troy Dangerfield said he is unaware of whether Luong has a police record. He is also unaware of whether Luong knew the cable car driver. Media reports claim the cable car was not in service at the time of attack and had no passengers.

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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