Police capture man accused of stealing guns from Bay Area home and threatening to kill San Francisco cops


A man who stole several firearms from a Bay Area home and threatened to kill police officers and civilians in San Francisco was captured Friday, authorities said.

Dustin Hamilton, 44, was arrested while in possession of two firearms, the San Francisco Police Department announced on Twitter around 7 a.m.

On Wednesday night, Hamilton allegedly broke into a San Jose home and stole several guns, investigators said. San Jose police said Hamilton “made threats to kill people in the City of San Francisco and any law enforcement personnel.”


Hamilton apparently made the threats in a “lengthy note” left inside the residence where he stole the guns, according to Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a San Jose police spokesman. Garcia would not say what type of firearms were stolen.

Police described Hamilton as a “transient” with outstanding warrants on assault and vandalism charges in San Francisco. Police in San Francisco did not respond to a call seeking additional comment.

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10:50 a.m.: This article was updated with additional information from San Jose police.

This article was originally published at 8:25 a.m.