Police officer stabbed in the leg at SFO

A San Francisco Police Officer was stabbed in the leg after confronting a man armed with a knife inside of a terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., police responded to reports of “a suspicious person” walking near “the lower level curbside walkway” inside the airport’s Terminal 1, according to SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel.

Police located the suspect near a baggage claim carousel, who — after being approached by one of the officers — stabbed one of the officers in the leg.

The officer is in stable condition and has been transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and remains in custody, Yakel said.

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