San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect Following the Aggravated Assault of Two Officers 21-038

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 5:00 a.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Mission Station were conducting a burglary surveillance operation in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. San Francisco has seen an increase in residential and commercial burglaries and these officers were tasked with conducting undercover patrol and surveillance in an effort to identify and arrest burglars.

The officers were in the area of 21st and Castro Streets when they detained a subject later identified as 41-year-old Sergio Lugo. Officers identified themselves as police officers and told Lugo he was being detained. Lugo initially complied, but then began walking away. The officers attempted to restrain Lugo who became physically combative. During the struggle, Lugo produced an edged weapon and lunged towards one of the officers. Lugo stabbed the officer in his left hand and left knee. A second officer injured his hand during the struggle. Following the assault, officers were able to place Lugo into handcuffs and restrain him.

The officers and Lugo were transported to a local hospital where they were all treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Lugo was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer (245(d)(1) PC), resisting an executive officer (69(a) PC), resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC), resisting arrest resulting in serious injury to officer (148.10(a) PC), brandishing a deadly weapon (417(a)(1) PC), possession of methamphetamine (11377(a) H&S), possession of drug paraphernalia (11364(a) H&S), and possession of burglary tools (466 PC).

“Violent attacks on our police officers are unacceptable,” said Chief of Police Bill Scott. “The edged weapon employed in this attack was an X-Acto Knife, which has an extremely sharp razor. X-Acto Knives are unassuming, but when used as weapons are easily concealed and exceedingly dangerous. We’re grateful that our officers’ injuries were not more severe than they were, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families for a speedy recovery from their injuries.”

While an arrest has been made this remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415--575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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