SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police officers fatally shot a subject armed with a knife in San Francisco’s South of Market district Friday morning, according to authorities.
A tweet by the San Francisco Police Department sent at 9:22 a.m. urged people to avoid the area around 5th and Folsom Streets.READ MORE: COVID: Expert Says New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Likely Already in U.S.
SFPD spokesperson Officer Robert Rueca later confirmed that police were called to the 900 block of Folsom Street shortly after 8 a.m. regarding a man armed with a knife at a residential hotel.
Officers contacted the subject and, during the interaction, shots were fired, Rueca said.READ MORE: 2 Men Shot Outside High School Football Game in Campbell
Officers rendered medical aid to the subject, who was then transported to to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The subject was later pronounced dead at the hospital after succumbing to those injuries.
Police did not provide any additional details regarding the subject or the exact circumstances surrounding the fatal officer-involved shooting.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident, along with the SFPD’s Internal Affairs Division, the Department of Police Accountability and the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police said there will be a town hall meeting regarding this officer-involved shooting within ten days as has become standard SFPD procedure.MORE NEWS: Federal Court Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for California Prisons
This is a breaking news update. More information to be added as available.