Armed man in SF International Airport gunned down by responding police

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Several shots were fired by police officers to “neutralize the threat” of an armed man Thursday morning at the San Francisco International Airport’s International Terminal, according to airport officials, SFGATE reported.

Officials said life-saving measures were done to save the suspect but he succumbed to gunshot wounds.

Doug Yakel, an airport spokesperson, said in a statement via email that the incident transpired in front of the BART station entrance in the airport around 7:30 in the morning.

The police received a report from an airport worker that the suspect’s movements were suspicious. He was showing off two firearms.

Yakel said the San Francisco Police Department first used non-fatal actions to calm the situation but the man continued “to advance.”

He said that the shooting has left a bystander injured and was brought to the hospital.

The incident suspected BART service to and from the international airport.

BART tweeted that trains are on operation again. While the main entrance is still closed, the agency said the airport station is open.

“Passengers can enter and exit the station through the secondary entrance on the upper level,” BART said.

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