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Thursday, November 18, 2010

George Luong, Accused of Knifing Cable Car Operator, To Be Arraigned

Posted By on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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George Luong, the 32-year-old man accused of inexplicably knifing a cable car operator, has a date with a judge today.

Luong will be arraigned on attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges. He was arrested Sunday afternoon shortly after he leaped onto a cable car at Mason and Jackson and purportedly stabbed operator Larry Gee. Police followed a trail of blood to Himmelmann Place in Chinatown. Luong was arrested from a dwelling there, along with three members of his family who interfered with the police.

The rationale behind Luong's alleged crime is still uncertain. Police are unsure if Luong knew Gee -- though the Muni employee seemed as shocked as anyone. Witnesses reported he shouted "Why? Why? Why?" following the attack. While his survival was once questionable, Gee's condition is now improving.

Luong is currently incarcerated and being held on $1 million bail.

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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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