SF Ferry Building incident that delayed boat traffic cleared 

click to enlarge A man stood at the edge of a second story platform at the Golden Gate Ferry Terminal Monday - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
  • A man stood at the edge of a second story platform at the Golden Gate Ferry Terminal Monday

Boats in and out of the Golden Gate Ferry Terminal at the Ferry Building in San Francisco were delayed Monday afternoon due to a man hollering on the second level of the terminal. Shortly before 5 p.m., however, authorities had subdued the man enough to convince him to come down from the building.

Earlier, officials spent more than an hour just feet away from the man trying to persuade him to come off the ledge.

Only one ferry berth was in use at the terminal throughout the incident.

The man appeared to threaten that he would jump by getting a running start and then stopping at the edge of the rooftop.

Would-be riders had formed a long line as of 4:30 p.m., although not all of them were aware of what had caused the backup.

Sheryl Smith, who was heading to Larkspur, was so engrossed in her reading that she did not notice the scene unfolding before her.

"That's too bad," she said once she saw the man atop the terminal.

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Jonah Owen Lamb

Jonah Owen Lamb

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Born and raised on a houseboat in Sausalito, Lamb has written for newspapers in New York City, Utah and the San Joaquin Valley. He was most recently an editor at the San Luis Obispo Tribune for nearly three years. He has written for The S.F. Examiner since 2013 and covers criminal justice and planning.
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