Homeless Man Injured When Bomb Explodes in San Francisco

Published by on October 25, 2013

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A homeless man was injured when a homemade device exploded near a garbage bin in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood this afternoon, a San Francisco police spokesman said. Emergency crews responded around 1:30 p.m. to an area near Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street after there was an explosion. San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said a homemade device went off near a city-owned garbage can and shrapnel hit a homeless man in the upper body.

The man had been near the trashcan and was collecting recyclables, Esparza said. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. After the device went off witnesses told police they saw a man leaving the area. Police believe he is the suspect responsible for the explosion. He was described as a white man in his 30s standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds.

Police closed off Golden Gate Avenue between Leavenworth and Jones streets while the bomb squad searched for other devices. The area reopened around 3:30 p.m. No other devices were found and the explosion appears to be an isolated incident.

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  1. Willie crook brown on Sat, 26th Oct 2013 2:58 am 

    Can’t hide the fact any more SF police!!! With your reports!!!! Man in their 20′s 30′s 40′s means BLACK!!!!!!!). Unless their WHITE, they always state that!!! The libbie pukes want to give the impression that whites commit as many crimes as blacks? Black men from the ages of 15 to 35 account for just 2.5 % of the population but commit 80% of the street crimes!!!!! Can’t hide the facts!!!! MUST BE A REAL DRAG BEING A GOOD BLACK GUY THESE DAYS , HAVING TO BE IN THESE STATS!!! So probably just 10% of the 2.5 % is committing the crimes. That’s only 0.25 committing the crimes?????? So 99.75 are being held hostage because of 0.25 ????? Well I guess the police like this it gives them job security and also All the creeps at the building, 450 Bryant st.




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