Man arrested for reportedly throwing M80 at SoMa construction site

A man was arrested Saturday for reportedly throwing explosives from his pickup truck in South of Market, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The 45-year-old man, identified by police as Keith Dantonio of Concord, is alleged to have been in his vehicle in the 900 block of Mission Street about 2:08 p.m. when he lit and threw an M80 from his car and drove off, Shyy said. He reportedly did this at a construction site where he works.

He was later apprehended by police, Shyy said, and the bomb squad rendered the scene safe. An additional M80 and the materials to make more were reportedly found in the man's vehicle.

Dantonio was booked on charges of possession of a destructive device, transport of a destructive device and possession of methamphetamine, Shyy said, adding that the man did not appear to be under the influence of drugs.

Bay Area NewsConcordCrimeCrime & CourtsKeith DantonioSan Francisco Police Department

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

Supes move to reject Breed’s picks for police oversight body, call for strong reformers

Ronen, Mar cite qualification concerns in voting against Police Commission nominees

SF public defender urges police to explicitly bar technique used in George Floyd death

Public Defender Manohar Raju is calling for policy changes after a widely… Continue reading

Protesters turn out Sunday in San Francisco for second day in a row

“To me, it’s everyone’s breaking point,” said Chris Jackson, who handed out water to fellow demonstrators.

Businesses slam proposed COVID-19 worker rehire law as too ‘burdensome’

Supervisor Mar’s legislation would require employers to take back staff at same pay

Curfew to remain in effect Monday night in SF; dozens arrested from Sunday protests

Police chief estimates as many as 6,000 took part in demonstrations

Most Read