SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Four suspects are in custody after a six-hour standoff Wednesday morning at a building in San Francisco’s Bayview District that houses a roughly 1,000-plant marijuana-growing operation, a police spokesman said.
The standoff began around 3:50 a.m. after suspects wearing ski masks robbed the facility, located in the 2100 block of Jennings Street, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.READ MORE: Michelle Go, Killed In New York Subway Attack, To Be Mourned At San Francisco Chinatown Vigil
Three suspects fled on foot but were arrested about two blocks away, he said.
Hours later, officers remained at the scene and were “working under the belief that there are still people inside the building—possibly a suspect as well as employees,” Andraychak said.
He said, “We’re treating it as a possible barricaded situation, possibly a hostage situation.”
Around 8:30 a.m., tactical officers led four people from the building believed to be employees at the facility, Andraychak said.