Skip to main content

SFPD Arrests Man Suspected of Firing Blanks at Local Synagogue

Written by Bay City NewsPublished Feb. 04, 2023 • 9:20am
San Francisco police cars | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

San Francisco police investigators arrested a man late Friday afternoon in connection with an incident earlier in the week in which a man with a gun entered a Jewish synagogue and fired off several blank rounds.

That incident happened in the 2600 block of Balboa Street at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. No one was injured.

Police added late Friday night that the man under arrest is also connected with another incident that occurred at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in which a man entered a theater, in the 3600 block of Balboa Street, brandishing a handgun.

Questions, comments or concerns about this article may be sent to

A student walks on San Francisco State University's quad.

Cal State Leaders’ Pay Grows at Twice the Rate as Pay for Teachers

A corner view of an empty classroom.

Lack of Data Fails Students in California’s Juvenile Justice System, Report Says

The rooftop of an apartment building is seen during the daytime.

Are Homeless People Living on San Francisco Rooftops?

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public for help Friday in apprehending a possible serial killer responsible for a string of murders targeting homeless victims.

3 Homeless People in L.A. Shot to Death; Police Suspect Serial Killer

a tree line street

Police Investigating Woman’s Death in Presidio Heights Home as a Homicide