SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco burglar suspect died after escaping on the rooftops and somehow trapped between two buildings, police said Thursday.
San Francisco police said officers responded to a report of a break-in at a residential building on a 2,600 block on Hyde St. in Russian Hill at around 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, which found evidence of forced entry.
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Officers discovered a possible suspect who was walking on the roofs of the surrounding three-story buildings on Hyde Street and the 800 block on Bay Street, but then lost sight of him, police said.
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After a search, officers eventually found the suspect trapped in a narrow space between two buildings. The San Francisco Fire Department was called in to rescue the suspect, and firefighters conducted a “confined space” rescue to remove the suspect, who was identified only as a grown man.
Firefighters realized the man needed immediate medical attention and doctors came to carry out life-saving measures. Despite their best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or send a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.