SAN FRANCISCO—A subject was walking down Valencia Street smashing business windows with a hatchet in San Francisco on Monday, June 7. When officers from the San Francisco Police Department Mission Station contacted the subject, he held the ax to his neck and refused to put the weapon down.
Officers responded to an incident report on Valencia Street and 21st Street where they confronted a man with an ax at approximately 7:22 p.m. Authorities requested additional units and utilized Crisis Intervention Training techniques for a length of time to communicate with the subject, according to a SFPD Twitter post.
Police officers blocked off nearby traffic and the subject was taken into custody without incident or injury. No further details have been released about the incident.