SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Police arrested 35-year-old Daniel Cauich after he allegedly stabbed a 94-year-old Asian woman multiple times in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, police say.

The incident was reported at the 800 block of Post Street around 10:15 a.m. where officers found the victim suffering multiple stab wounds.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, police say.

Officers located Cauich on the 1300 block of Clay Street around 11:45 a.m. and took him into custody.

On Friday, Cauich was arraigned at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco and pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, battery and elder abuse.

At the time of the attack, Cauich was on an ankle monitor and facing burglary charges in an unrelated incident.

During Friday’s hearing, prosecutors read an impact statement from the victim’s niece, saying the incident caused her aunt “severe, emotional trauma that will affect her mental health for the rest of her life.”

The defendant is being held without bail. He is due back in court on June 22.

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open investigation. Officials believe the attack was unprovoked.

If you have any information, please contact police at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous. 

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