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Transient stabbed in battle for Buena Vista Park

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A man was stabbed in the back in Buena Vista Park on Wednesday during an argument over “who the park belonged to,” police said.

Officers reportedly responded to the public park bordering Haight Street at about 9:30 a.m. and found the 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound that was not life threatening.

The victim, a transient, was uncooperative with police, changing his story and description of the assailant several times, Officer Albie Esparza said. But the victim did reportedly mention the fight had something to do with ownership of the park, Officer Albie Esparza said, which apparently isn’t big enough for two people to share.

An independent witness, however, told police the suspect was a white man in his 20s, about 6-feet tall, 150 pounds, Esparza said. He reportedly had short hair, dark clothing and was accompanied by a golden-colored dog.

Police canvassed the area after the assault, Esparza said, but there has been no arrest as of this morning.

maldax@sfexaminer.com