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Suspect arrested in Muni stabbing

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By Ian Firstenberg

(SAN FRANCISCO) Police arrested a 32-year-old suspect for a June 10 stabbing incident on Muni, according to a statement from SFPD.

Mario Xavier Hills was spotted by an off-duty SFPD officer near Stiener and McAllister streets on July 3 around 3:50 p.m. According to the statement, SFPD Muni Task Force (MTF) developed probable cause for arrest during the course of their investigation.

Evidence, including a knife, was found at the scene. Hills was booked at the San Francisco County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and battery of a mass transit passenger.

On June 10, around 4:30 p.m. SFPD officers from the Northern Station responded to the area of Steiner and Green streets to reports of a stabbing that took place on a Muni bus. Upon arrival, officers located the 31-year-old male victim suffering from stab wounds.

Officers gave the victim aid and summoned medics to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the victim, he was sitting on the bus adjacent to the suspect. He reported that he did not know the suspect and had no prior interaction with the suspect. While he was sitting adjacent to the victim, the suspect stood up and stabbed the victim twice.

The suspect then exited the bus and fled on foot.

Police circulated surveillance photos of the suspect in a press release asking for the public's help, according to KPIX.

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