SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a knife-wielding man in a wheelchair stabbed an officer before the attacker was shot on a San Francisco street.

Officers were called to the Department of Public Health building Tuesday morning by witnesses who said the highly agitated man was slashing tires on parked cars.

An arriving officer was stabbd in the shoulder.

Police Chief George Gascon says officers tried to subdue the man with pepper spray and eventually a bean bag round before the shooting.

The San Francisco Chronicle says the man got out of the wheelchair and walked around at one point.

Gascon released a witness cell phone video showing four officers surrounding the suspect in his wheelchair before the shooting.

The suspect and wounded officer, whose names are being withheld, are hospitalized with non life-threatening wounds.

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Comments (7)
  1. m says:

    Four cops, pepper sprays and they still had to kill him!

    1. Thevoiceofreason says:

      What should they have done after he stabbed a police officer?…. Let him go so he could stab someone like you. They used non lethal which apparently did not work. If you are a threat to a police officer they are trained to use deadly force…. Unless you get stabbed then they should let him go

    2. D417 says:

      Did you even read the story before you posted this idiotic remark?

  2. m says:

    Ooops! “tried to kill him”.

  3. logelly says:

    they did not kill him

  4. Mike says:

    M…….you’re a complete idiot.

  5. Richard in Castaic says:

    “The suspect and wounded officer, whose names are being withheld” Seems odd that so much secrecy surrounds the identities of these two people…

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