SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the stomach after arguing with him at a pizza joint, police officials said on Monday.
Nathan Bartel, 35, was arrested for the alleged stabbing, seriously injuring the 32-year-old victim at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in San Francisco’s Marina District, police said.
The victim was with a group of friends who decided to cap off their night of drinking with a slice of pizza at a shop near Scott and Chestnutt Streets.
Bartel was also patronizing the pizza shop when the argument took place between him and the vicitm. The stabbing incident occurred when both parties left the shop, police said.
Bartel attempted to flee the scene of the crime by escaping in a taxi; however, the victim’s friends ran after the taxi and forced it to stop. It was then that police responded to the incident, arresting Bartel near Divisadero and Scott streets.
The stabbing victim was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive, according to officials. Bartel faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as a warrant violation, police said.