A guy suspected of discharging a gun filled with blanks inside a San Francisco synagogue has been taken into custody by police.
According to a statement from the police, the individual was detained on Friday night in the Richmond District on suspicion of upsetting a religious gathering, displaying a toy gun, and preventing someone else from participating in a religious service.
Just before 2:30 a.m., 51-year-old San Francisco resident Dmitri Mishin was arrested. According to a San Francisco Sheriff’s Office website, she was arrested on Saturday and was being held without bail.
It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer to represent him.
Just before 7:30 o’clock. Mishin is accused of entering the Schneerson Center on Balboa Street on Wednesday to attend religious services, workshops, and social events for the neighborhood’s Russian Jewish population.
A man entering a room with more than a dozen people seated at a table was seen in surveillance footage that KTVU-TV put online without sound and wearing a baseball cap, jacket, and sneakers.
Before pulling out a gun and firing, the man-made hand motions. As an elderly man approached him, he headed to the door, saluted, and left.
Investigators believe the man used blanks, and no injuries or property damage were recorded.
The day before that shooting, Mishin is thought to have entered a theater on Balboa Street, a few blocks away, displayed a gun, and then escaped, according to police.