Homeless man injured by explosive device in Tenderloin trashcan

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA 55-year-old homeless man was injured by an explosive device inside a trash can on Friday.

A homeless man was injured by an explosive device in the Tenderloin on Friday, police said.

The 55-year-old victim was looking in a garbage can for recyclables at Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street about 1:30 p.m. when an unknown device inside the can exploded.

The victim was hospitalized for his injuries, which police said were not life threatening.

The bomb squad and fire department responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Bay Area Newsbomb squadCrimeCrime & CourtsSan Francisco PoliceTenderloin

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

As city schools weigh reopening, doubts about safety dominate conversations with teachers

‘If I don’t feel safe as an educator, how am I going to be prepared to teach?’

‘No timetable’ for cable car return, SFMTA says

How the temporary absence of cable cars means more than just a loss of transit routes

Breed’s bond for parks and homelessness gains support as it grows by nearly $50M

Renovation of Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square added to proposal

Health department guidelines for schools set rigorous standards for social distance, cleanliness

Health department guidance issued Wednesday for in-person instruction at San Francisco schools… Continue reading

Family of slain six-year-old boy seeks answers

‘He was going to be somebody’

Most Read