Police arrest armed man who fled SFPD officers by jumping from roof to roof

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- Police officers arrested an armed man in San Francisco who allegedly tried to flee from authorities 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.