U.K. tourist stabbed in head in San Francisco mugging dies


Police say a British tourist who was hospitalized for more than a month after being stabbed in the head during a robbery in San Francisco has died.

San Francisco Police Officer Albie Esparza says 48-year-old Paul Tam of Manchester died Thursday at San Francisco General Hospital, where he was taken after the Feb. 18 attack.

Esparza tells the San Francisco Chronicle that Tam was walking with his niece when he was attacked by a couple. Tam attempted to hold onto his messenger bag but was stabbed in the head by the male suspect. His niece was not injured.

Security video released by police shows the attacker chasing Tam onto a street, stabbing him while he’s on the ground and taking his bag before running away.

Police have yet to make an arrest in the attack, which is now being investigated as a homicide.