Medical Examiner's Office staff load a body into a van on the scene of a police shooting near Market and Mason streets near San Francisco's Union Square on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Authorities ID stabbing suspect fatally shot by SFPD

The man shot and killed late Wednesday morning on Market Street by a San Francisco police officer has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Nicholas Flusche, 26, was shot by an officer shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Market Street after he was seen allegedly stabbing another man. The Medical Examiner’s Office did not know Flusche’s city of residence.

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The victim of the stabbing was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

The incident, the first killing by an officer since Chief William Scott took office in January, will most likely be scrutinized by officials and the public to see how he approaches such events.

In his initial appearance after the shooting, he offered reporters few details about the incident other than that the officer saw Flusche stabbing another man and shot him.

Officers shut down Market Street between Fifth and Seventh streets for hours Wednesday afternoon while they investigated the shooting, prompting service interruptions for Muni lines and traffic delays in the area.
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