SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect who was in possession of explosive devices on Sunday, October 29. The SFPD reported at approximately 5:52 p.m., police officers responded to the 600 block of Filbert on a report of a person who had assaulted someone and reportedly brandished a knife.
Officers responded to the scene where witnesses directed them to the suspect who had gotten into a vehicle and was fleeing the region. Officers initiated a pursuit where the suspect failed to yield to pursuing officers. During the pursuit the suspect threw two improvised explosive devices out of the car window at pursuing officers.
The pursuit continued onto the freeway and officers from the California Highway Patrol took over. The pursuit came to an end in Martinez where officers from the CHP took the suspect into custody.
The suspect was identified as Daniel Garcia, 42, of Concord. He was booked at San Francisco County Jail on the following charges:
664/211 PC(attempted robbery), 245(a)(1) PC (aggravated assault), three counts of 664/187 PC (attempted murder), three counts of 69 PC (assault on an officer), 2800.2 CVC (reckless evasion), three counts of 12305 H&S unlawful possession of explosive device, three counts of 18715(a) PC (possession of explosive device in public), three counts of 18725 PC (transporting explosive devices), two counts of 18740 PC (setting off explosive with the intent to harm), two counts of 18745 PC (igniting explosive device with the intent to commit murder), 148(a)(1) PC (resisting/delaying arrest), and 21453(a) CVC (disobey red light).
The SFPD is still investigating the case. Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department Special Investigations Division-Arson Unit are handling this investigation.
Anyone with details on the incident is asked to call the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.