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December 10, 2009

Subject: Muni Stabber Named As Suspect In Additional Muni Stabbing Incident

San Francisco police investigators have identified Bobby Brown as the suspect in an additional Muni stabbing incident that occurred on May 12, 2009. Inspectors in the Criminal Investigations Unit identified Brown, 30, no local address, in the May stabbing incident that occurred on the “N” Judah LRV line at 9th and Judah at 6:00 P.M. In that incident, the suspect stabbed a 40-year-old female passenger. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Brown is the suspect in four other stabbings following the May 12th attack. On September 1, the suspect stabbed an 11-year-old boy on a Number 49 Muni bus at 19th and Mission streets. At the time, the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. In a non-Muni-related attack on November 14, the suspect stabbed a 25-year-old San Francisco woman as she crossed the street at Sutter and Jones streets at approximately 10:45 A.M. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

On November 26, Brown is the suspect in another street stabbing attack at Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street. In that incident, the suspect stabbed a 26-year-old San Francisco woman as she was walking home on Golden Gate with her three young children. The most recent incident occurred on the morning of November 30, as a 24-year-old woman rode the Muni “J” LRV line. The victim was on her way to school when the suspect stabbed her. Police arrested Brown the next morning after police focused their attention on Muni routes. Two Taraval District officers, Feliks Gasanyan and Maria Donati, following descriptive leads, arrested Brown at 31st Avenue and Judah Street. Officers Gasanyan and Donati were recognized officially for their work by Supervisor Carmen Chu at the Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on November 30.

All of the incidents were unprovoked and random attacks. Based on investigative leads that involved descriptions from witnesses, investigators determined that Brown was the suspect in all of these attacks.

“Thanks to the hard work of the SFPD, this predator will be held accountable for all those he victimized,” said District Attorney Kamala D. Harris. “We are working to ensure that justice is done in this case.”

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