Three travelers assaulted at San Francisco International Airport, suspect in custody

Three travelers were attacked by a man with a “stabbing weapon” at San Francisco International Airport on Friday night, authorities said.

San Francisco police say a man drove a vehicle through the airport, entered the international terminal, ‘circled the departure terminal and pulled out a stabbing weapon’ before attacking three men towards 6 p.m., San Francisco police said.

The travelers were in the pre-security area of ​​the international terminal when they were attacked, airport duty manager Russell Mackey said.

Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said the suspect “attempted to injure several passing travelers.” Police said officers attended the scene and arrested the suspect “without further incident”.

All three victims were treated at the scene and released with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

“They were treated for minor scratches and released,” Mackey said, adding that they continued their journey.

The suspect was taken into custody. The man’s name, age and city of residence – as well as his “pending charges” – have not been released as part of the ongoing investigation, police said.

Mackey said information on the type of weapon that was used was not immediately available.

It was unclear if the suspect was a traveler, Mackey said. The motive was unknown, Mackey said.

Yakel said the attack had no impact on airport operations.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact San Francisco Police at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.”

Lauren Hernández (her) is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: lauren.hernandez@sfchronicle.comTwitter: @ByLHernandez

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