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Police Officer Stabbed at SF International Airport

A police officer at San Francisco International Airport was stabbed inside one of the terminals Tuesday afternoon, according to airport officials.

About 2:30 p.m., SFO officers got reports of a suspicious person near the roadway, a possible transient, just outside of terminal one. The person made his way into the terminal near the baggage claim area, where he was contacted by the SFO officer, according to airport spokesman Doug Yakel.

The person then attacked the officer with a knife, stabbing him in the leg, Yakel said.

The 49-year-old veteran officer was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of a stab wound that is not believed to be life-threatening, Yakel said. He was treated for lacerations to his hands, neck, face and leg, then released later Tuesday.

The suspect, 64-year-old Dooris Johnston was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on charges of attempted murder of a peace officer and threats to commit violence. Johnston's last known address is San Francisco.

Johnston is due in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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