The knife struck Chui Fong's lung and ribcage
An 85-year-old Asian grandmother and a 65-year-old Asian woman were stabbed whilst waiting for the bus in San Francisco.
The two elderly Asian women were waiting at the bus stop near 4th and Stockton Street on Tuesday at 4:50pm when the suspect attacked them with a knife.
According to her grandson Drew, the knife struck Fong’s lung and ribcage.
“I was told the knife nicked her lung and ribcage. It was a really long knife,” said Drew.
Fong was rushed to hospital with injuries that were deemed to be life-threatening at the the time.
Fortunately, doctors told Fong’s family that she was expected to survive after four hours in surgery.
“She’s independent, very headstrong. If she has to do something she’s going to. That’s just her,” Drew said about his grandmother.
“She’s just an amazing woman.”
The other victim was also taken to hospital with serious injuries and is also expected to survive,.
SFPD caught the suspect an hour after the attack.
“They were familiar with this individual,” said SFPD Chief William Scott about the Tenderloin officers who made the arrest.
54-year-old Patrick Thompson was identified as the suspect. Thompson already has a criminal record that includes several charges like assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury.
Fong’s family has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for medical expenses.
There has been a recent rise in attacks against Asians including an Asian “anti-masker” who was stabbed and killed in Washington.
In another incident, a man who racially abused an Asian American detective is now facing a lawsuit.
A suspect was also arrested for robbing and stabbing an Asian man in San Francisco.
Another a suspect was arrested for stomping on a 61-year-old man’s head in Harlem.
Meanwhile, charges against the man who spat at and punched an 83-year-old Korean grandmother have been dropped.
Elsewhere, the president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce was racially abused and physically attacked. The suspect has since been arrested.
Additionally, three people were arrested for a burglary spree targeting 26 Asian business owners in Colorado and Wyoming in 2019.
An Asian father was also attacked in San Francisco whilst walking his 1-year-old child and an Asian American teen was left concussed after being punched at a basketball game in Oakland.
Most recently, a man has been arrested after attacking two Korean American women with a cement block.