SFPD Officer Arrests Man Who Fled Police by Jumping From Roof to Roof

San Francisco police officers arrested a man who allegedly tried to flee from police by jumping from roof to roof near the Presidio after pulling a gun during an argument, a police spokeswoman said.

Police were called at 11:26 a.m. after an argument near the corner of Baker and Lombard streets escalated and a man pulled out a gun, police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

When officers arrived the man ran from them and they chased him. He tried to escape by climbing to a roof and jumping from roof to roof with officers in pursuit.

Eventually he went down and entered a building in the 3000 block of Baker Street. Police et up a perimeter in the area and used police dogs to flush out the suspect, Gatpandan said.

He was taken into custody at about 12:15 p.m. Streets then reopened in the area, but police remain there searching for evidence he may have left behind as he fled, Gatpandan said.

The suspect has not been identified.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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