SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — There was a stabbing at the baggage claim of San Francisco International Airport’s international terminal, the airport confirmed early Tuesday. The suspect in the incident has been identified as Samuel Douglas Day, a 48-year-old male.
In a statement to KRON4, the San Francisco Police Department (which oversees security at the airport) stated that the stabbing happened about two hours earlier, around 4:55 a.m.
One adult male was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Officer Robert Rueca told KRON4. The victim was later identified to KRON4 as an employee of CLEAR.
“We are aware of the situation involving an attack on one of our employees in the baggage claim area of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). We are working closely with all appropriate law enforcement and airport security officials investigating this matter. The safety and well-being of our employees is a top priority. Any additional questions should be directed to those conducting the investigation,” said CLEAR spokesperson, Ken Lisaius.
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“Officers were able to locate and detain an adult male related to the investigation,” Rueca stated. “Officers have secured the scene where the incident occurred and are processing it for evidence. This is an active investigation. There is no current threat to the public and Airport flights have not been affected.”
Day was transported to Maguire Correctional Facility in San Mateo County where he was booked for attempted homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.