A woman who was stabbed Monday morning in San Francisco’s Chinatown has survived and is in recovery, according to a May 30 tweet by Aaron Peskin, District 3 president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

The stabbing occurred Monday just before 10 a.m. at the AA Bakery & Cafe in the 1000 block of Stockton Street, the San Francisco Police Department said. When officers arrived, they located a woman with stab wounds to the neck who was subsequently taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Ding Lee, one of the witnesses, told NBC Bay Area that a man walked into the establishment, didn’t say anything, and allegedly stabbed the woman, who is an employee, the outlet reported Monday.

SFPD officers arrested a suspect, identified as 61-year-old Fook Poy Lai, in connection with the stabbing, the department said. 

Lai was booked at the San Francisco County Jail for attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and parole violation, SFPD said. He is being held without bail, according to jail records.

Peskin, who represents the Chinatown area, said his office is in contact with the woman’s family and the bakery shop owner. 

AA Bakery & Cafe is a popular establishment in Chinatown for locals and tourists. The incident is raising “significant concern” for community members, said Malcolm Yeung, executive director for the Chinatown Community Development Center.

Yeung, who knows the shop owner, said the bakery is “an anchor” to the region’s culture. 

“We can’t let that bakery be put out of business because of this incident,” he said.

Yeung said while the community is “shocked,” he hopes his organization will assist the employee and the bakery in the future. 

“I imagine for the employees and the customers who were there the first thing they have to sort of deal with is the shock, trauma of the moment,” he said.

SFPD said this is an active investigation and anyone with information should call the department’s tip line at 415-575-4444 or text TIP411.

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