Woman accused of stabbing babysitter after dropoff at San Francisco school

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Police are investigating after a stabbing occurred in front of a San Francisco elementary school after a crash Tuesday morning, as children were being dropped off.

It happened around 8:30 a.m., outside Sheridan Elementary School in the Ingleside District.

Police told ABC7 News two cars were involved in a minor crash. The woman in the car who was hit told police the other driver, a babysitter dropping a child off, didn't yield.

Lizzette Hasbon said the babysitter got out of the car and approached her very aggressively, so she felt threatened, and grabbed a scalpel she keeps with her. "She just started cursing and yelling, and literally had me behind my car, and my child was in there. I was like, 'I will defend myself if you don't back up,'" Lizzette Hasbon said. "She didn't listen so I had to defend myself with a little knife."

Both women were still on the scene when officers arrived, and the injured woman was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

San Francisco Ofc. Giselle Talkoff said Hasbon was released after investigators determined that the stabbing appeared to have been a case of self-defense, Talkoff said.

Police confiscated Hasbon's scalpel.

While the incident occurred near Sheridan Elementary School, it did not involve the school in any way, Talkoff said.

Bay City News contributed to this story.
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