After Target stabbing, 9-year-old boy will spend Thanksgiving in an L.A. hospital, police report “We’re looking at all possibilities, and we’ll do whatever we can to locate her and bring her back.”
SAN FRANCISCO — A boy was hospitalized Saturday after stabbing himself in the chest during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, police said.
Officers found an 8-year-old boy with non-life threatening injuries at the scene of the stabbing in the Grand Army Plaza, near Macy’s Herald Square, at about 11:40 a.m., according to police.
Paramedics said the boy was stabbed in his chest during the parade and taken to the Mission Bay Medical Center, where he is being treated.
The incident is under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Victims Division.
A man and his family have been charged in connection with the stabbing. More details will be provided as those charges are filed, police said.
One person remained in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital Saturday night as of 7 p.m., said spokeswoman Eileen Hirst.
A person who witnessed the incident said the boy, who was in good spirits when approached by police after the parade, had been attacked at a nearby street vendor tent.
“I happened to be standing at the far end of the tent when I saw a boy was attacked,” said a witness who asked to remain anonymous. “Then police came.
“It looked like the boy was stabbed in the back, but the wound wasn’t deep.”
The incident comes as the City Council faces a vote late this week on whether to make it illegal for children under 6 to carry or deploy firearms in public.
A committee of councilmen will consider the proposal at a meeting Thursday. Councilman Teresa Chul