Bomb threat shuts down CCSF parking lot

In an attempt prevent his vehicle from being towed, a San Francisco resident told city employees he had explosives the rear of his car.

The suspect, described only as a male in his 30s, came across his vehicle being towed by the Department of Transportation after he’d “racked up a number of parking tickets.”

He then tried to prevent the department from taking his vehicle by first attacking one of the transportation department employees then stating he had explosives in the rear of his car, according San Francisco Police Officer Samson Chan.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Based on the location of the incident – the 200 block of Sergant Street – the tow truck driver took the vehicle, described as a truck, to the parking lot of City College of San Francisco.

The parking lot was determined the safest location to bring the vehicle, according to Chan.

“The parking lot is very large and actually sits below ground level,” Chan said.

After hours of investigation, Chan said, it has been determined the car did not in fact have explosives inside.

The man is under arrest for assault. Chan said he may be charged further regarding the false allegations of explosives.

The City College lot had been closed off to cars and pedestrians during the investigation.

The college, which began classes Aug. 16, was not evacuated, according to Chan.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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