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In the early hours of Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Francisco Area personnel responded to a call reporting a Hyundai Tucson blocking the eastbound lanes of I-80, just east of Treasure Island. Upon arrival, officers determined that the vehicle had been abandoned due to running out of gas.
While conducting a routine check of the immediate area, several CHP officers discovered a male subject in close proximity on the Yerba Buena Island on-ramp. During their interaction, officers observed a handgun protruding from one of the subject’s pockets. In an attempt to detain the individual, a brief struggle ensued. The subject, identified as being on active parole, revealed a second handgun from his waistband, discarding it onto the pavement during the altercation.
Fortunately, the officers successfully subdued the subject without further incident, ensuring the safety of all parties involved. Both firearms, a significant threat to public safety, were recovered at the scene.
The subject, whose identity has not been disclosed, was subsequently determined to be on active parole, with a history of prior gun violations. He has been booked into the county jail on multiple weapons violations.