San Francisco Police today arrested a suspect in connection with the explosive device left in the restroom of Starbucks café yesterday, January 9, 2006. Investigators obtained and released photos of the subject of interest and established a special task force, comprised of district police station personnel, the Gang Task Force, and Field Operations Bureau to locate the subject. At about 5:00 P.M. today, one task force unit, comprised of three Northern Station officers, Officers Reese Burrows, Patrick Zapponi, and Richard Goss, located the subject of interest at
Based upon the investigative interview, the Special Investigations inspectors determined that the subject of interest who was detained was involved in the Starbucks incident. Taken into custody was Ronald Schouten, 44, of
The investigators have determined that the Starbucks incident did not involve any element of terrorism or activism-related motivation.
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