A former San Francisco public works manager, who resigned after being charged with corruption at City Hall, was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly tried to rob a man at a stab wound, authorities said.
Mohammed Nuru, 58, was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery after someone reported being touched by a man around 11:15 a.m. PT pulled out a knife and searched for the man's belongings, according to a police statement.
Nuru was arrested peacefully, police said.
Nuru was working at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in the Dogpatch area, where he was a long-time volunteer, when he came across a potato chipper in the living room with a kitchen knife, Keely Hopkins, the organisation's communications manager, told KGO -TV.Nuru's case is still in court.
The man felt threatened and called the police, said Hopkins, but no one was injured and other volunteers were sent home.
A message of demand for comment from Ismail Ramsey, Nuru's lawyer, was not immediately returned hours after Wednesday.Nuru's case is still in court.
Decreasing giants: The North Atlantic right whale is smallerSan Francisco’s former public works director, who resigned after being charged in a City Hall corruption case, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to rob someone at knifepoint, authorities said.Mohammed Nuru, 58, was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery after someone reported being approached by a man around 11:15 a.m. PT who pulled a knife and demanded the man’s property, according to a police statement.
Nuru resigned last year after being charged with fraud and lying to the FBI. Prosecutors say he took thousands of dollars in gifts and money from contractors. They also allege that he conspired with an agricultural assistant in 2018 to bribe an airport commissioner for a luxury restaurant at San Francisco International Airport.
Nuru's case is still in court.
In February, the owner of a refurbishment center was sentenced to a state prison after stating in an agreement that he had asked Nuru for gifts including a $ 36,500 gold Rolex watch.
At least 12 people have been charged with corruption in the City Hall investigation. Many department heads have been forced to resign