Suspect in custody after standoff, wild pursuit with SFPD

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A suspect was taken into custody Friday afternoon following an hours-long standoff with police in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood.

Authorities fired a bean bag pellet at the suspect and was able to take him into custody. His condition and identity were not immediately available.

Around 9:20 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call from an elderly resident in the 900 block of Pacific Street saying a suspect had broken into their apartment through the roof, according to police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan.

Officers responded to the scene and found that the suspect was still inside the apartment. Police evacuated the elderly resident. When officers ordered him out of the apartment, the suspect barricaded himself in a room, Gatpandan said.

Officers then heard one gunshot round go off. Police said the suspect fired the round but no officers or residents were hurt. 

The building was evacuated and nearby buildings were ordered to shelter in place, according to Gatpandan.

A police SWAT team was called to the scene along with the Tactical Unit and Hostage Negotiation Team once a perimeter was established. 

Gatpandan said the suspect threatened to harm officers and destroyed property inside the residence. 

By 2:15 p.m., police said the suspect exited the residence through the back window onto a balcony ledge. He was then ordered to surrender, but failed to comply. That's when police fired a flash-bang grenade, followed by a non-lethal bean-bag round.  

Police said the suspect continued his escape after their efforts by jumping through a skylight of an adjacent residence, before entering a hair salon where people were present as he was covered in glass. 

Gatpandan said the suspect violently resisted arrest by biting and that six officers sustained non-life threatening injuries as well as blood-on-blood contact. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment and to be tested.

Police said one citizen was injured in the incident, but did not require transport in an ambulance.