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.

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeink

24th and MissionCrimeCrime Inkcritical incidenthostageSan Francisco Crime

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Board of Supervisor President Norman Yee. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supes ban tobacco smoking in apartments but exempt cannabis

San Francisco banned smoking and vaping of tobacco in apartments Tuesday night,… Continue reading

Dr. Grant Colfax and Mayor London Breed said new restrictions could come this week due to rising COVID-19 cases.<ins> (Examiner screenshot)</ins>
Breed: ‘More restrictive action’ needed to slow spread of COVID-19

San Francisco officials said Tuesday tougher restrictions will soon be imposed to… Continue reading

Many landlords fought the proposal requiring them to register properties, calling it an invasion of privacy. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Housing inventory wins unanimous approval from supervisors

Legislation will require landlords to register properties, report vacancies and rents

Harlan Kelly, head of the SFPUC and husband to City Administrator Naomi Kelly (right), faces federal charges for allegedly trading inside information on a city contract in return for a paid family vacation. (Courtesy photo)
Harlan Kelly, head of SFPUC, charged with fraud in widening Nuru scandal

Kelly accused of engaging in corrupt partnership with permit expediter

Jeff Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said the agency’s fiscal situation is “far worse” than the worse case scenarios projected back in April. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA prepares for massive potential layoffs as budget crisis continues to build

More than 1,200 full-time jobs on the line as agency struggles to close deficit

Most Read