A man was critically injured when he was stabbed in the neck with a piece of rebar in San Francisco's Mission District early this morning, police said.

The stabbing was reported at about 1:40 a.m. in the 2000 block of Mission Street, between 16th and 17th streets.

The 51-year-old victim got into an argument with a man and woman that turned physical when the man stabbed him, according to police.

The pair, described as between 30 and 40 years old, then got into a silver, two-door vehicle and drove away. They had not been found as of this morning, police said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.



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