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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for San Francisco.

Friday
Oct312014

Man Injured in Attempted Camera Theft

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A 69-year-old man was injured after a thief attempted to steal his camera as he was walking around Alamo Square.

San Francisco Police say the attempted robbery happened around 1:30 p.m. the 1000 block of Hayes Street, when the victim was approached by a 20-year-old man from behind who tried to grab the camera. That's when the victim and suspect started fighting each other.

Two passerby's grabbed the suspect and held onto him until police arrived.

The victim suffered cuts to the hands and knees, but sought medical treatment on his own.


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Friday
Oct312014

Altercation over Shoes Leads to Stabbing

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- An altercation over shoes led to a stabbing in San Francisco's Tenderloin District on Thursday evening.

Police said two men got into a verbal altercation over shoes around 6 p.m. on the 100 block of Taylor Street. One of the men then stabbed the other in the chest.

The wounded 33-year-old man was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the stabbing.


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Friday
Oct312014

San Francisco Police Search for Missing At-Risk Man

San Francisco Police Department(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing at-risk man.

Joseph Han, 21, was last seen with his caretaker around 9 a.m. on Thursday, according to San Francisco Police. The caretaker had exited a MUNI 44 bus at Mission and Silver Streets, but Han did not get off the bus at the time.

It’s unknown if or where the 21-year-old exited the bus or where he might go.

Police say that Han has Down Syndrome, and is considered a dependent adult. He was last seen wearing a blue and white baseball cap, gray and black fleece jacket, and a black backpack.

Anyone who spots Han is asked to call 911 immediately.


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Thursday
Oct302014

BART Increasing Service for Giants’ Victory Parade

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is getting ready to carry hundreds of thousands of baseball fans to downtown San Francisco on Friday to celebrate the San Francisco Giants' World Series Win.

BART will run its rush hour service all day using every available train possible. Trains to and from the city will be at the maximum length and frequency.

Large crowds are expected for the ticket tape parade, which kicks off at noon.

About 100 extra BART employees in yellow vests will be stationed throughout the system to help with crowd control and assist passengers. BART Police will also have extra patrols and extra train technicians on hand just in case they are needed.

Since it is Halloween, trains will also run until 2 a.m. Saturday.

The transit agency is offering these following tips for those planning on attending the parade:

  • Load your Clipper card with extra value or, if buying a BART ticket, purchase a round trip ticket before parade day.
  • Avoid peak commute hours (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.).
  • Don’t bring your bike onboard trains or inside stations as they will be very crowded. 
  • Allow extra time to get to San Francisco before the parade begins at 12 p.m.
  • Parking rules and restrictions will be enforced. Consider getting to the station by alternative means such as carpooling, walking, biking (and parking your bike at the station) or taking a bus, as parking lots will fill up very early.
  • You can get automated BART Service Advisories (BSA) on your phone. BART offers both email and text options. To sign up for BSAs, visit their website.


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Thursday
Oct302014

Two People Shot, Couches Burned During Giants' World Series Celebrations

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Large crowds filled the streets of San Francisco late Wednesday to celebrate the San Francisco Giants' World Series Victory, but the revelry was also marked by some violence.

People burned couches and other debris in the city's Mission District after the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7, the teams' third World Series title in five years.

Two people were shot in the Mission District, according to San Francisco Police. The first gunshot victim was shot in the arm and transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities report a second shooting victim walked into the hospital Wednesday night with non-life threatening injuries.

Police also reported a man was stabbed several times at 24th and Valencia Streets around 11 p.m. He was taken to SFGH with serious injuries.

Several officers were hit with bottles on Market Street in the Mission District, while officers in the city's South of Market, Embarcadero, and China Basin neighborhoods were reportedly struck with bottles and firecrackers while trying to disperse crowds.

San Francisco Police have not yet announced how many arrests were made in total.


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