A suspect was taken into custody on Friday night after three travelers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) were injured in what has been described as a knife attack. Amazingly, all three victims carried on with their journeys after sustaining only minor injuries.
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department confirmed that an “edged weapon” had been used in the attack. Sources claim a large knife was recovered from the scene.
The SFPD said an “adult male drove a vehicle to the San Francisco International Airport and entered the terminal” at around 6 pm before allegedly attacking three passengers.
The victims suffered minor cuts and scrapes after being attacked in the public pre-security area of the international terminal. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
A portion of the terminal building was temporarily cordoned off as a forensic investigation was conducted but the airport continued to operate throughout.
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