Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man Outside SFO


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San Francisco Police Department officers shot and killed an allegedly armed man near the San Francisco International Airport BART station Thursday morning.

Police responded to the scene around 7:30 a.m. after receiving a call from a TSA officer that a man was acting suspiciously.

Officers say they attempted to de-escalate the situation and use non-lethal force, but the suspect continued to advance and officers ultimately fatally shot the man.

“This really began with a TSA employee that noticed an individual that was displaying some behavior that was concerning, and we always preach the mantra of, ‘If you see something, say something’ to report suspicious behavior…That TSA officer did exactly what we expected him to do, reported some behavior that didn’t look right and got the right resources there to address the situation.” Said Airport spokesman Doug Yakel.

During the incident, BART service to SFO was temporarily suspended and rerouted passenger. BART reopened service shortly after the incident and has staff onsite to help

This incident did not affect flight or airport operations.

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