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Three travelers attacked at San Francisco International Airport, suspect in custody – San Francisco Chronicle

Three travelers were attacked by a man with an “edged weapon” at San Francisco International Airport on Friday evening, authorities said.

San Francisco police said a man drove a vehicle into the airport, entered the International Terminal, “walked around the departure terminal and pulled out an edged weapon” before attacking three men at about 6 p.m., San Francisco police said.

The travelers were in the pre-security area of the International Terminal when they were attacked , said airport duty manager Russell Mackey.

Airport spokesperson Doug Yakel said the suspect “attempted to cause injury to several passing travelers.” Police said officers responded to the scene and arrested the suspect “without further incident.”

The three victims were medically treated at the scene and released with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

“They were treated for minor scrapes and released,” Mackey said, adding that they continued to their travels.

The suspect was taken into custody. The man’s name, age and city of residence — as well as his “pending charges” — were not being released amid the ongoing investigation, police said.

Mackey said information about the type of weapon that was used was immediately unavailable.

It was unclear if the suspect was a traveler, Mackey said. The motive was unknown, Mackey said.

Yakel said that the attack did not impact airport operations.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact San Francisco police at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.”

Lauren Hernández (she/her) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @ByLHernandez

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