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Police shoot, kill armed man at San Francisco airport

San Francisco police shot and killed a man who was armed with two guns and allegedly demonstrated threatening behavior near the San Francisco International Airport BART station on Thursday morning, according to police.

Around 7:30 a.m., officers responded to multiple calls regarding a suspicious person armed near the airport’s International Terminal.

Once at the scene, officers tried to contact the suspect and used non-lethal methods to try to subdue him. However, the suspect allegedly advanced toward officers, resulting in at least one officer opening fire, police said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities haven’t yet released his name.

A bystander who is reportedly homeless suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Both police and airport officials have not said exactly what kind of injuries the victim suffered.

The shooting prompted the closure of the BART station at the airport. Trains began stopping at the station again and the station began reopening by 8:45 a.m., according to the transit agency.

SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said the airport’s operations were not affected by the police activity.

The shooting is being investigated by several different agencies, including the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the San Francisco Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability, and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.

San Francisco police are expected to hold a town hall meeting within 10 days, at which point police will release more details about the shooting.

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