San Francisco police made an arrest Wednesday in the morning stabbing of a 94-year old Asian American woman.
Police responded to an emergency call in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, a low income neighborhood in the city with a large Southeast Asian American population.
They found the female victim with multiple stab wounds and immediately began giving her medical aid while calling for medics.
The victim is expected to survive.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted about the incident to thank police for their quick work.
They identified the suspect as 35-year old Daniel Cauich and arrested him less than two hours later not far from the crime scene.
Officers also found a knife in the area believed to be used in the attack.
Cauich faces charges of attempted homicide, battery with serious injury, elder abuse and three other charges.
CBS5 reports that friends and families identified the victim as 94-year-old Anh Taylor who has lived in the city for 4 decades and is described as Chinese and Vietnamese American.
“It’s just sad that someone would be such a monster and so cruel,” said Miranda Benvenuti, a neighbor of the victim, told KPIX 5.
According to the San Francisco Police Officer Association, the suspect has been arrested 5 times in 2020 on multiple burglary charges. During the incident today, authorities say he was wearing an ankle monitor.
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