A man who attempted to stop a group of men from troubling a homeless person was rushed to the hospital Thursday night, when members of the gang attacked and stabbed him for his efforts.

Police say that the attack happened at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, near the intersection of Eddy and Hyde Streets.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, five men aged 16-20 "were harassing a homeless person" when a 31-year-old man intervened.

As opposed to seeing the error of their ways, the five males "then started assaulting" the victim, police say. During the course of the beating, one of the men stabbed the would-be Samaritan.

The five men then fled on foot, and were last seen headed west on Eddy Street. The victim was transported to an area hospital, for treatment of injuries police say are not life-threatening.

The five attackers remain at large as of Friday morning, police say. According to the SFPD, no arrests have been made in the case.

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