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

Lawmaker introduces legislation to kick off creation of Bay Bridge bus lane

Assemblymember Rob Bonta’ s placeholder bill would create ‘sustainable, efficient’ public transit

Student walkout at Aptos highlights concerns about bullying

More than 100 students walked out of Aptos Middle School Friday morning… Continue reading

Thousands of orchids on display at Golden Gate Park

Nearly 30,000 orchids filled the County Fair building at Golden Gate Park… Continue reading

SFUSD educators hit with layoff warning

Superintendent says district faces budget shortfall, depleted reserves

SF to provide $350K to help struggling nonprofit care for youth in crisis

City stopped sending clients to Edgewood Center after sexual abuse allegations emerged

Most Read