Shoplifter threatens security officer with box cutter in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A shoplifter brandished a box cutter at a security officer when confronted about stealing ice tea and razors from a store in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the incident happened at around 4:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Powell Street. A 26-year-old man was arrested by police.

His name has not been released.

The man allegedly threatened store security using a box cutter when he was approached about items he stole, police said.

The security officer did manage to subdue the suspect after a brief scuffle, police said, but he may have broken his hand during the incident.

No other details were made available by police

Bay City News contributed to this report

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