An officer shot a man who police say was brandishing a knife Tuesday evening in downtown San Francisco. The man has been hospitalized and his condition is unknown.
Officers responding to a report of a fight at Fifth and Market streets shortly after 5 p.m. located a man with a knife. "During this contact an officer involved shooting occurred," police said in a news release.
Officers also used less-lethal weapons and a San Francisco Sheriff's Office deputy deployed a Taser, police said.
“San Francisco police officers deployed less lethal weapons also known as extended range impact weapons; the San Francisco sheriff's deputy was also on the scene and deployed a taser,” said Officer Robert Rueca.
The area was closed to traffic and the Powell Street BART station was closed for a time.
Police said that a town hall meeting on the officer-involved shooting would be held within 10 days.
The San Francisco District Attorney's Office Independent Investigations Bureau, the Department of Police Accountability, the San Francisco Police Department Investigative Services Division, and the SFPD Internal Affairs Division are conducting investigations.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text-A-Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.