Two San Francisco police officers who were surveilling a neighborhood for burglars were injured when trying to detain a suspect who became combative and produced a razor blade, police said Thursday.
The officers were undercover in the Noe Valley neighborhood Wednesday when they identified themselves as police officers and told 41-year-old Sergio Lugo he was under arrest, Officer Adam Lobsinger said in a statement.
Lugo initially complied but then began walking away and when the officers tried to restrain him he attacked them with a razor blade, stabbing an officer in his left hand and left knee. The other officer was injured in his hand during the struggle, Lobsinger said.
He said Lugo, too, was injured and he and the officers were transported to a local hospital where they were all treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Lugo was later booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine and possession of burglary tools.
It was not immediately known if Lugo had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.