SAN FRANCISCO – A man reportedly armed with a knife was shot by officers in San Francisco on Tuesday night, police said.
Officers were called to 5th and Market streets about 5:10 p.m. for a report of a fight, the San Francisco Police Department said in a news release.
According to police, officers arrived at the scene to find a man brandishing a knife.
“During this contact, an officer-involved shooting occurred on the 800 block of Market Street between 4th and 5th streets,” said police, adding that SFPD officers used less-lethal weapons and a San Francisco Sheriff’s Office deputy used a stun gun.
Please avoid the area of Market/5th Streets as we conduct an OIS investigation. PIOs are on scene currently. Media Staging is at 5th/Market.
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— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) November 18, 2020
The man was arrested and taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound. An update on his condition was not immediately available.
The Powell Street BART station was temporarily closed as a result of the shooting.
The shooting is being investigated by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Independent Investigations Bureau, Department of Police Accountability, SFPD Investigative Services Division and the SFPD Internal Affairs Division, according to police.
Anyone with information about the shooting can call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at 415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. Tips can be submitted anonymously.
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