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

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

An officer was stabbed in the shoulder.The police chief says officers tried to subdue the man with pepper spray and eventually a bean bag round before the shooting.

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

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

The suspect and wounded officer are in the hospital with non life-threatening wounds.

Comments (9)
  1. Rene Walker says:

    funny….NO comment of race in this article..?????????????

  2. chris says:

    I hate S.F. bleeding hearts. The guy stabbed one, then threw a knife at another. I don’t feel sorry for him at all being shot. Maybe that civilian that had such a problem with it, should have subdued him himself.

  3. Chris F says:

    As much as I feel he deserved being shot for potentially killing an officer with a knife throw, the shooting was not necessary. Once the knife was thrown, there was no more threat to the officers, and he was clearly shot after the knife was thrown. I think both parties were wrong. I think the police need to address the shooting, and people who attempt to hurt another, better be prepared for the consequences. An eye for an eye.

    1. SQUASH says:

      HEY CHRIS I HAVE AN IDEA. WHY DONT YOU GIVE THE SF PD YOUR CELL NUMBER AND THE NEXT TIME THEY HAVE A CALL OF A MAN WITH A KNIFE OR A GUN YOU CAN GO HANDLE THE SITUATION BY YOURSELF. LETS SEE YOUR REACTION WHEN A MAN STABS YOU IN THE SHOULDER OR THROWS A KNIFE AT YOU. WE WILL JUST DO AWAY WITH THE PEPPER SPRAY AND BEAN BAG ROUND AS IT OBVIOUSLY DID NOT WORK BECAUSE THE MAN WAS CRAZY. HOPEFULLY THE KNIFE DIDN’T HAVE ANY OLD BLOOD SINCE AFTER ALL IT IS SF AND THERE IS PLENTY OF HI 5 / SECRET NINJA VIRUSES AROUND THOSE PARTS.

  4. Yvonne Travers says:

    If he had pulled a knife in Sacramento the cops here would have blasted him to kingdom come.

    1. SQUASH says:

      HELL YEA THEY WOULD OF AND THE DIRTBAG WOULD OF BEEN DEAD INSTEAD OF TAKING UP TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR HIS MEDICAL BILL.

      1. Lily says:

        Excuse me, sir, your caps lock appears to be broken.

  5. Retired cop says:

    A simple call to the fire department could have ended the situation with no one getting shot.

    1. SQUASH says:

      HAHHAHA REALLY OLD MAN!!! YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THIS IS NOT THE 60’S ANYMORE. BLASTING PEOPLE WITH A FIRE HOSE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION AS IT WAS AT WOODSTOCK. IN TODAYS SOCIETY POLICING IS NO LONGER POLICE WORK, BUT INSTEAD POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. SF FIRE WOULD OF BEEN SUED FOR HOSING THIS CHARACTER DOWN AND THE BLEEDING LIBERAL HIPPIES WOULD OF BEEN IN THE STREETS CRYING.

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