'Suspicious Devices' Thrown at San Francisco Police During Chase

Oct. 30, 2023
San Francisco police were pursuing a man accused of attacking a church parishioner when he threw "suspicious devices" at officers before being apprehended by the California Highway Patrol.

"Suspicious devices" were thrown at San Francisco police officers during a high-speed chase with a suspect accused of attacking a church-goer.

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. when an unidentified man assaulted a Saints Peter and Paul Church parishioner before being chased out of the house of worship, KGO-TV reports. When San Francisco police responded to the attack, they found the suspect, who fled in a vehicle when officers tried to pull him over.

As officers chased the suspect, he allegedly threw unknown "suspicious devices" out of his car window at officers.

The chase reached the freeway, where the California Highway Patrol took over. The suspect was finally arrested in Martinez.

"No incendiaries were thrown during our portion of the pursuit, however items were located in the vehicle at the termination point," the California Highway Patrol said in a statement.

No injuries or property damage were reported during the chase.

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