SAN FRANCISCO – Police recently arrested a man who was “cursing and jabbing a knife” at passersby on a busy downtown street.
On October 26th at 10:15 a.m. the San Francisco Police Department received a call about the threatening suspect. They arrived on the scene in the 100 block of 4th Street.
The area is “known for its high pedestrian traffic.” In addition, “several public and private events were taking place nearby.”
The unidentified male was waving his knife and “yelling incoherently” when officers arrived. Following instructions from their Crisis Intervention Training, officers approached the suspect, who did not respond to their verbal commands.
Then an officer “tackled the subject from behind” while others assisted to help restrain him.
Knee strikes helped to disarm the man, who was “taken to an area hospital for evaluation.”
The SFPD added, “All officers activated their body worn cameras during the incident. As with any incident involving a use of force, a supervisory evaluation will be conducted to ensure that the use of force was within policy.”
Kudos to the SFPD for helping to stop what could have been a dangerous encounter.