Posted by on May 18, 2017
Categories: Bay Area


(BANT) – Police say they’ve arrested a man who doused several people at a Denny’s restaurant in Hayward with gasoline Wednesday, then tried to light them on fire.

Police say they got the first report of the incident at a Denny’s on Industrial Blvd. around 9:30 a.m. yesterday. They say the suspect poured gasoline on several people and on the restaurant floor, then tried to light the floor on fire, but bystanders intervened and held him down before a fire could start.

The suspect briefly escaped, but was soon arrested by Hayward police. His name has not yet been released. No injuries were reported.