Robbery Suspect Arrested After Seizure

By Dan McMenamin
|  Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 5:21 PM PDT
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Robbery Suspect Arrested After Seizure

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A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly robbing a woman on a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle and then suffering a seizure when he was confronted by a witness, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on Muni's K-Ingleside line in the area of Ocean and Phelan avenues near City College of San Francisco.

The 20-year-old victim was sitting next to the suspect when he took out a knife and demanded her property. The woman complied, handing over her cellphone, driver's license and cash, according to police.

A bystander overheard the interaction and confronted the suspect, who then suffered the seizure, police said.

The suspect was taken into custody by police and transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment, according to police. Police said he is 39 years old but have not released his name.

The victim, who was not injured, got her property back, police said.

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