Critical incident in Mission SRO shuts down busy intersection

A tactical team outside a critical incident at 24th and Mission streets Nov. 3, 2015 (courtesy photo).

A tactical team outside a critical incident at 24th and Mission streets Nov. 3, 2015 (courtesy photo).

A busy Mission district intersection is blocked off to traffic, due to a man threatening to harm himself Wednesday inside a nearby residential hotel, police said.

Hostage negotiators, a tactical unit and officers from Mission Police Station were attempting to talk the man from a room in the Single Room Occupancy building on Mission Street between 23rd and 24th streets, police said. Officer Albie Esparza said it’s unclear if the man is armed.

Police responded to the critical incident just before 10 a.m. More than a dozen police cars and a tactical scene could be seen outside the building.

The 14-Mission, 14R-Mission Rapid and 49-Van Ness-Mission have been re-routed in both directions off of Misison Street between 24th and 25th streets as of 1 p.m., the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency said on Twitter.

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