SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, September 10, a 20-year-old suspect, who has been identified as Noah Aisha of Daly City, attempted to run from a California Highway Patrol traffic stop after an officer witnessed the motorcyclist riding on the shoulder of Interstate Highway 280 by the King Street off-ramp.
After CHP officers drove after the suspect, Aisha fled on foot and jumped into the channel near the 4th Street Bridge by AT&T Park. Police stated that Aisha swam in the channel, got out, and leaped back into the water.
According to SFPD officer Michael Andraychak, San Francisco police officers and fire responders had set up a perimeter of police and fire boats around the suspect, while Aisha was swimming in the channel under the bridge.
Aisha climbed onto a pier and perched on a pipe while crisis negotiators spoke to him. He was persuaded to surrender several hours later at around 7:00 p.m, stated Andraychak.
CHP Officer Vu Williams said that the chase had started at around 4:30 p.m., and Aisha had been in and out of the water for several hours. Aisha was transported to the San Francisco General Hospital to be checked for hypothermia for medical clearance before being booked into the San Francisco County Jail.
Aisha has been arrested and is facing multiple charges for suspicion of reckless driving, a hit and run, resisting arrest, evading on foot, and passing vehicles on the shoulder.
Police stated that Aisha had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a prior hit-and-run incident.