A San Francisco woman stabbed two Muni bus passengers in the head and then cut two officers who tried to restrain her Tuesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Zsa Zsa Roundtree, 49, was then arrested after police tackled her at the Muni stop at 16th and Mission streets about 4:30 p.m. The wild incident began when Roundtree stabbed two 35-year-old women in the head without provocation as they road the 14-Mission bus, Shyy said.
Officers were called to the scene and attempted to apprehend Roundtree as she got off the bus, Shyy said. At one point Roundtree raised the knife, prompting the officers to attempt to seize the weapon and take her into custody.
As she waved the knife, Shyy said, both officers were injured.
Authorities said it was the type of situation that could have turned into an officer-involved shooting, but the officers showed restraint while putting themselves at risk.
The officers sustained mostly cuts to their hands, Shyy said. One of the officers and the two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, none of which was life threatening. The other officer was treated at the scene.
Roundtree was charged with multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon and felony resisting arrests, Shyy said.