Police Make Arrest in Violent Assault of Muni Station Agent
On October 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM, San Francisco Police Officers responded to the 1400 block of Market Street (Van Ness Muni Station) in regards to a suspect who had violently attacked the station agent. On November 1, 2012, San Francisco Police released video footage of the assault and asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
On November 2, 2012, the San Francisco Community College District Police Department received an anonymous tip that the suspect was on the Phelan Campus. They detained the suspect and contacted the San Francisco Police Department. Officers from the San Francisco Police’s Muni Task Force responded to the campus and took the suspect into custody.
The suspect was identified as Devon Riley, 20, resident of San Francisco. Riley was interviewed Muni Task Force officers. Riley was booked into San Francisco County Jail on the following charges: battery with serious injuries, battery on a transportation operator and mayhem. All three charges are felonies. Riley’s mug shot is not being released at this time pending further identification matters.
“Our station agents are an invaluable asset to this city and to the Muni system. I want to thank the members of the SFPD, our Muni Task Force, and the general public for stepping up to bring this individual to justice. The actions in this case were intolerable and by working together we brought a quick resolution to a tragic incident.” said Ed Reiskin, Director of the SF MTA.
“I’d like to thank the SF Community College District Police, media, community members and the SFPD investigators for apprehending the suspect in this case. By working together we were able to quickly apprehend the suspect,” said Police Chief Greg Suhr.