This story has been updated since its publication
A man is in custody this morning, after a California Highway Patrol officer was reportedly stabbed by a homeless man at Fourth and Brannan Streets.
According to San Francisco Police Department Spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan, a CHP officer was stabbed near Harrison and Essex Streets at a little after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
That area is adjacent to a large homeless encampment that runs beneath the I-80 overpass. According to ABC7 reporter Wayne Freedman, the injured officer was speaking with a resident of the camp immediately before the attack.
CHP officer assaulted by a man with a knife at Bay Bridge,Essex at Harrison. Happened near homeless encampment pic.twitter.com/WNoBCONZPM— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 2, 2016
According to a tweet by ABC7 reporter Dan Noyes, the suspect is homeless. No other details on the man, including his name, were available at publication time.
Sources tell me CHP officer has been stabbed in SF by homeless man; just arrested. Story on ABC7 midday news at 11. #ABC7now— Dan Noyes (@dannoyes) February 2, 2016
The stabbing suspect, who you see in the photos above and below, was arrested by police in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo at Fourth and Freelon Streets, which is between Bryant and Brannan Streets, Gatpandan says.
The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Gatpandan says. Information on his condition was not available at this time. According to Freedman, he was reportedly slashed in the throat, and though he's in surgery is "'Doing good' & 'expected to survive.'" The Chron reports that the officer was also stabbed in the arm.
Reports on scene that chp officer suffered knife wound to throat. He is at SF General pic.twitter.com/8oBY37neJw— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 2, 2016
Poice officers maintaining vigil outside SF General. Expecting information soon on condition of stabbed CHP officer. pic.twitter.com/TkfaYKy6lj— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) February 2, 2016
CHP officer in surgery after being stabbed multiple times. "Doing good" & "expected to survive", says SF police pic.twitter.com/A7PpsyBrNW— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) February 2, 2016
SFist reader Emily Seip, who says she works on Fourth Street between Bryant and Brannan "right where the suspect of this morning's stabbing of the CHP officer was arrested," sent the pictures you see above and below.
According to officers one hears via police scanner, traffic in the area is at a complete standstill, so it's best to avoid the area.