A man was arrested Wednesday night on Potrero Hill after allegedly attacking a Muni bus driver with a fire extinguisher.
Officers responded to reports of an altercation inside a bus around 9 p.m. near Cesar Chavez Street and Evans Avenue and found the driver and suspect, whowas holding a fire extinguisher nearby, the San Francisco Police Department said. A witness and officers detained the man, and the driver was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
The victim told investigators that the bus was stopped at a red light when the man “jumped through the driver’s side window,” the SFPD said. As the driver attempted to gain control of the vehicle, the man sprayed the victim with a fire extinguisher, police said.
It is unclear whether the fire extinguisher was from the Muni bus or was already in possession of the suspect.
Although the suspect was detained and taken into a local hospital for medical evaluations, the Police Department’s Robbery unit is encouraging anyone with information on the incident to call the anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444.
Joel Umanzor (he/him) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected]