Armed suspect shot and killed by officers at San Francisco airport
Officers "attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the suspect continued to demonstrate threatening behavior," the airport stated.
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A man reportedly armed with two guns at the San Francisco International Airport was shot and killed by police officers Thursday morning.
An airport employee heard a man causing a scene near the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station entrance to the international terminal. San Francisco Police Department officers responded around 7:30 a.m., The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Officers "attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the suspect continued to demonstrate threatening behavior," the airport stated in a press release, according to Chronicle editor Dom Frascassa.
Officers attempted to take non-lethal measures to "neutralize the threat," including firing beanbag projectiles at the suspect, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said. When those measures did not stop the allegedly armed man, officers fired shots.
The Chronicle reports that the suspect was described as a man in his 20s, according to police radio.
A homeless man suffered from a minor injury, possibly from a bullet ricochet, but he was quickly treated and released from a hospital in the area.
The airport and BART station returned to normal operations by 9:45 a.m. local time.
San Francisco is safer than 3% of U.S. cities, according to Neighborhood Scout.
The city's district attorney, Chesa Boudin, was described as "out of touch and really dismissive," by a father whose child was killed in San Francisco. Under Boudin, one of the murders recieved an eight-year sentence for the 2020 homocide.
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