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One Pedestrian Dies in SF Hit-and-Run; Four Others Injured

Suspect arrested, and police do not believe there is a threat to the public

One person has died after a driver reportedly swung an ax at a group of people and ran over them in San Francisco.

At least five people were struck in a vehicular hit-and-run in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, near the intersection of Illinois and 24th Street, according to San Francisco police.

The driver fled the scene but was later taken into custody near Alemany Boulevard and Cayuga Avenue, police said. Four of the five victims were in "life threatening condition," according to SFPD, and one later died after being transported to a nearby hospital.

The incident occured around 10:25 a.m., police said. 

One witness said a driver in a white GMC van had an argument with a man on the sidewalk and a few other people intervened. The witness said the driver got out of his vehicle and had an ax.

A second witness also said the driver had a small ax and that the people involved in the argument chased the driver back into the van. That's when the driver drove into the people on the sidewalk.

Police said they don't know the relationship between the injured and the suspect, and they do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time.

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