policeblotter_sfa.jpgTwo police officers were attacked with sharp objects by protestors in an Occupy San Francisco march Saturday afternoon, police said.

Protestors were marching in the area of Embarcadero and Broadway around 3:30 p.m. today when the attacks occurred, according to police.

Officers accompanying the march were attempting to prevent demonstrators from taking over the middle of the intersection, where Muni light rail lines are located.

Police say a woman emerged from the crowd and attacked one of the officers with what was described as an exacto blade attached to a pen or pencil like object. She allegedly slashed the inside of the officers hand and ran back into the crowd before the officer had time to realize he had been cut.

At the same location, a protestors allegedly grabbed the radio of another officer and tried to run away into the crowd. When the officer pursued him, another demonstrator allegedly pushed the officer and cut his face and tore his uniform.

The officer was able to retrieve his radio, but both attackers escaped back into the crowd, police said.

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward to help identify the suspects and provide statements.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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  • Soonerdiver

    Two of SFPDs finest are assaulted in two separate incidents, one officer is stripped of his radio and no one sees a thing. Sounds par for the City by the Bay! Where were the other officers “escorting” the protestors?

    It is time to take the gloves off and call out the water cannons and military if necessary. If a police officer had shot one of the protected protestors the local press would be calling for his/her scalp. This is pure and simple B.S…. get serious about protecting the protectors… disperse the “occupiers” and get law and order back in control of your city. I am a native San Franciscan and moved away long ago. I’ve had the opportunity to return but there isn’t enough money on the planet for me to ever move my family back to the animal farm. And the sad fact is the animals are in control.

  • Soonerdiver

    Two of SFPDs finest are assaulted in two separate incidents, one officer is stripped of his radio and no one sees a thing. Sounds par for the City by the Bay! Where were the other officers “escorting” the protestors?

    It is time to take the gloves off and call out the water cannons and military if necessary. If a police officer had shot one of the protected protestors the local press would be calling for his/her scalp. This is pure and simple B.S…. get serious about protecting the protectors… disperse the “occupiers” and get law and order back in control of your city. I am a native San Franciscan and moved away long ago. I’ve had the opportunity to return but there isn’t enough money on the planet for me to ever move my family back to the animal farm. And the sad fact is the animals are in control.