A San Francisco man is in custody today after he placed a late Sunday night phone call to 911 informing dispatchers of his intention to murder a San Francisco Police Department officer parked in the Tenderloin.
While not a lot of details are currently known about the situation, The Examiner is reporting that the 47-year-old caller "said he was looking at a female officer inside a police car around 11:25 p.m. on Ellis and Jones streets" and then proceeded to tell "dispatch he was going to kill the officer."
Thankfully, no one (police or otherwise) was injured, as KRON 4 reports that 911 dispatchers where able to determine the man's location and officers were able to arrest him.
The identity of the caller has yet to be released, and no motive has been given for the death threat as of press time.
This incident calls to mind a threat of violence made against SFPD officers in 2014, although in that case the motive was clear: the caller stated the violence would serve to avenge the police shooting death of Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill.