SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The man accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women in San Francisco will be charged Friday.

The suspect, Patrick Thompson, is charged with two attempted murders, assault with a lethal weapon and mistreatment of the elderly.

San Francisco police identified a suspect who stabbed two Asian American women

Police said Tuesday that Thompson approached the two women and stabbed them with a long army-type knife without warning while they waited for their bus on Market Street.

The victims are in their 60s and mid 80s.

This is not the first violation of the law for the 54-year-old man.

San Francisco police identified a suspect in the stabbing of two Asian American women

In 2006 he was arrested for possession or purchase of cocaine.

In 2017, he was arrested and convicted for stabbing a man with scissors in a San Francisco homeless shelter.

The courts found him incapable of standing, and he was taken to a government hospital in Napa.

Grandmother stabbed to death in high spirits in San Francisco, family says

He was on a mental health program from 2018 to 2020 and was then released.

If convicted of this latest attack, prosecutors could issue life imprisonment.