SF City Hall Front Entrance Damaged by Disturbed Man

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011  |  Updated 2:03 PM PDT
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SF City Hall Front Entrance Damaged by Disturbed Man

People were asked to find another entrance into the building much of Tuesday.

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A man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly being caught on  video vandalizing an entrance to San Francisco City Hall, a sheriff's  spokeswoman said.
    Sheriff's deputies monitoring a security camera for the building  observed a man breaking glass at the Carlton B. Goodlett entrance's doors,  spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said.

    Deputies responded to the entrance and saw the man allegedly  breaking the glass using his bare fist as well as the butt end of a knife,  Hirst said.     The man -- 34-year-old James Weaver -- was arrested and was being  booked into county jail this morning on suspicion of nine counts of felony  vandalism.
    Hirst said that deputies observed that Weaver was "very much under  the influence of drugs or alcohol" at the time, although she said authorities  had yet to formally determine what may have been in the San Francisco man's  system.
    People entering City Hall were being asked to use the building's  three other entrances that are on Van Ness Avenue and McAllister and Grove  streets.
    Hirst said the Carlton B. Goodlett entrance was expected to reopen by the close of business.
 

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