SFO Stabbing Suspect held on $10 Million Bail

Authorities believe that Dooris Johnson suffers from mental health issues.  On September 26, Johnston allegedly stabbed a San Francisco Police Department officer several times at the San Francisco International Airport.  He appeared in the San Mateo County Superior Court asking a judge to let him act as his own attorney.  His appearance at the court date raised questions about his mental health after he appeared angry during a line of questioning.  According to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, the suspect stated, “I do not recognize your authority and I do not recognize the law.”

Johnston is scheduled to appear in court on November 15.  The Superior Court judge called into question whether he was competent to stand trial and ordered him to undergo psychological evaluation to determine his competence.  The stabbing occurred at 2:20 pm after officers responded to a suspicious person on the roadway near Terminal One.  When contacted, Johnston turned violent and attacked the officer stabbing him with a sharp object.  The officer suffered stab wounds to the hand, leg, face and neck.  Johnston is being held on $10 million bail in the Maguire Correctional Facility.

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