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San Francisco Police Arrest Knife-Wielding Man After Standoff at Fulton Street Business

Written by Bay City NewsPublished Oct. 09, 2023 • 8:44pm
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Around 1:40 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1700 block of Fulton Street after a report of a person armed with knives. | Source: Adobe Stock

San Francisco police called out a tactical team and other reinforcements Monday afternoon when a man allegedly armed with knives threatened people in a bank.

Around 1:40 p.m., officers responded to the Chase bank in the 1700 block of Fulton Street after a report of a person armed with knives. Police said a man entered the business and started a verbal altercation with two employees, which escalated into the suspect allegedly brandishing knives.

The employees got away and sheltered in place while police ordered the suspect to leave the building. The man did not comply. A crisis negotiation team arrived along with a tactical team, according to police.

About 5:15 p.m., the man was arrested and taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation, police said, and is likely to be arrested after tha. One officer was also injured but is expected to recover.

The standoff prompted an Alert SF advisory to avoid the area of Fulton Street between Central and Masonic Avenues for several hours.

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