SSFPD Report Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested Today

South San Francisco, CA  June 11, 2022 from SSFPD

Today at approximately 9:30 am, Nicanor Cortez, 30 years old, of South San Francisco approached a utility worker who was working on the 900 block of Antoinette Lane in South San Francisco. For unknown reasons, Cortez stabbed the utility worker in the neck and fled to a nearby apartment unit. The victim entered the lobby of the Police Department where an officer began life-saving efforts. The victim was transported to a local trauma center with serious life-threatening injuries.


Cortez was ultimately located by our officers and placed under arrest for attempted homicide. He was later booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
Any witnesses to this attack, please contact Detective Perez of the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 650-877-8900.
* This incident was responsible for the closure of our police department lobby. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
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