San Francisco Police have arrested a 16-year-old juvenile from Belmont in connection with an explosive device incident that occurred yesterday, June 6, at San Francisco General Hospital. In that incident, police responded to a call of a suspicious device found in front of an SFGH building located at 877 Potrero Avenue. The device was deemed explosive and was rendered safe by SFPD bomb personnel.
The investigation led to the identity of the suspect, who was arrested later in the evening in Belmont. Police found a second, similar device in his possession. Later, police recovered a third, again similar device that he had secreted in bushes behind SFGH. That device was also rendered safe.
The suspect was booked at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center and charged with four counts of possession of explosive devices and related charges.
The San Francisco Police Department is grateful to the San Francisco Sheriff's Office, the Belmont Police Department, the San Mateo County Sheriff's EOD Unit and the staff at SFGH for their cooperation that led to the timely arrest of the suspect.
For more information, please contact:
SFPD Public Affairs
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103