An assault suspect who climbed onto scaffolding on Embarcadero while fleeing police this afternoon has been taken into custody, according to San Francisco police. The suspect allegedly assaulted two people around 1:30 p.m. at 1 Embarcadero, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Police said he struck one person with a skateboard and kicked the other before fleeing and climbing up onto the scaffolding. He remained on the scaffolding for a little over two hours before coming down. Esparza said the suspect is being taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
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