A San Francisco police officer was stabbed Tuesday afternoon at the San Francisco International Airport, an airport spokesman said.

At about 2:30 p.m. officers responded to Terminal 1 after someone called to report a suspicious person walking near a lower level roadway, according to spokesman Doug Yakel.

Officers found the person inside the terminal near a baggage claim carousel. When officers confronted the person, they attacked one of the officers with a knife, Yakel said in an email to CBS San Francisco.

The suspect was taken into custody. The officer was treated at a local hospital for wounds characterized as not life threatening.

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