SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to making threats and attacking Muni drivers. According to the SFPD, on March 7 at approximately 7:08 p.m. officers from the Richmond District were dispatched to the corner of Sacramento Street and Cherry Street regarding a Muni driver who was threatened by a passenger.
The Muni driver arrived at the end of the line when she spotted a male passenger still on the bus. After determining the passenger did not need medical assistance, the driver informed the passenger that the bus route was ending and he was required to exit. The passenger made threats to the driver before exiting the bus and fleeing on foot.
Responding officers located and detained a subject matching the suspect description on the 3700 block of California Street. While conducting their investigation, officers were approached by a male victim who indicated he was threatened and attacked by the detainee. The victim told authorities he was inside a medical facility on California Street when the suspect threatened to harm him, pushed him and fled the facility.
Based on evidence and witness statements obtained at the scene, the suspect was identified as Eugene Stevens, 51, of San Francisco who was arrested and booked at the San Francisco County Jail on criminal felony counts of threats and misdemeanor battery. Due to pending identification matters, Stevens’ booking photo is not being released at this time.
During the course of the investigation, officers determined Stevens was the same suspect wanted for attacking a Muni driver on March 3 in the Richmond District. Stevens was also booked for felony battery on a transit employee and felony criminal threats.
The case remains open and an active investigation. Anyone with details is asked to contact the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.