Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Gay man attacked at tent in SOMA


Division and Potrero streets. (Photo: Google)

Division and Potrero streets. (Photo: Google)

A gay man was attacked Monday at his tent in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.

The July 4 attack started at about 1 a.m. at Division and Potrero streets after the victim confronted the suspect, “who was being noisy” outside the victim’s tent, Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokeswoman, said in a summary.

The suspect called the victim “a derogatory name” and then threw an unknown object at the victim, who’s 42 and “claimed to be homosexual.”

The victim suffered a cut to his right palm that required stitches and was taken to a hospital, Manfredi said.

The suspect was described as a black male ages 27 to 28. No arrests have been made. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

The incident occurred in an area that’s been the site of numerous homeless tent encampments.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 6, 2016 @ 2:31 pm PST
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