SF City College Student Arrested Over Attack On Muni Station Agent

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco police have arrested a student at City College of San Francisco on suspicion of attacking a Muni station agent last month.

Devon Riley was booked on aggravated assault and two other felony charges in connection with the October 10th incident, a confrontation Sgt. Michael Andraychak said began when Riley insisted on bringing his bicycle down onto the platform at Van Ness Station.

The agent had advised Riley at the turnstiles that Muni does not allow bicycles on its Metro light rail vehicles.

“Once the agent followed him to the platform level, the suspect immediately turned and began punching and kicking the station agent. He knocked the agent down once,” Andraychak said. “Upon standing back up, the agent was immediately attacked a second time.”

The assault was captured by the station’s video surveillance system, footage Andraychak said was key to solving the case.

“The community college police got that anonymous tip that the suspect was on campus” by someone who had seen the video, Andraychak said.

Riley was taken into custody inside a classroom at City College.

Despite being released from the hospital, the agent has not been well enough to return to work, Muni officials said.

Anyone with more information in the case can call either the San Francisco Police Department’s Muni Task Force at (415) 832-8338 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. The department also accepts anonymous tips via text message at TIP411.

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