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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

George Luong, Accused of Stabbing Cable Car Operator, In Court Today

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:30 AM

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George Luong, the 32-year-old man accused of leaping onto a stopped cable car and stabbing operator Larry Gee multiple times, will be in front of a judge this morning. 

Why Luong would do such a thing has never been publicly discussed by law enforcement. And it came as quite a surprise for Gee, too: Witnesses reported he shouted "Why? Why? Why?" during the attack.

Within minutes of the Nov. 14 stabbing, police followed a trail of blood to the Luong family 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.

Luong is facing charges of attempted murder and assault, and is additionally facing "great bodily injury" charges. He remains incarcerated 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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