Authorities in San Francisco have arrested a man suspected of stabbing an elderly woman in the Tenderloin neighborhood Wednesday.
The stabbing occurred at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on the 800 block of Post Street. Officers who first responded to the scene said 94-year-old Anh Taylor, who was Asian, suffered from multiple stab wounds. She was rushed to the hospital where she is expected to survive.
Taylor has been living in San Francisco for forty years and is of Chinese-Vietnamese descent.
“I visit with her once, twice a week, we hang out. It’s just sad that someone would be such a monster and so cruel,” Miranda Benvenuti, Taylor’s neighbor, said.
According to police reports, 35-year-old Daniel Cauich stabbed the woman with a knife found at the scene. He had been out on bail from a previous, separate case.
Police charged Cauich with attempted homicide, battery with serious injury, elder abuse and committing a felony on bail or release. The suspect was also charged with bodily injury enhancement and violating his probation.
It is unclear whether the attack was racially motivated. Investigators are still working to determine whether it is the case.