SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – San Francisco police released a statement Thursday regarding reports of a “slap challenge” in the Bay Area.
Authorities say they are “aware of the social media post warning the Asian community of an attack that allegedly took place in a Muni bus” on Friday March 19.
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At this point in time, there were no reports of incidents related to this challenge.
“We are unable to confirm allegations of a” slap “challenge in the Bay Area,” police wrote on Twitter.
(1/3) We are aware of a social media post in which the Asian community was warned of an attack that allegedly took place on March 19 in a Muni bus … pic.twitter.com/6jMll2vnWE
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Authorities say the information was shared with SFMTA and Muni in San Francisco. The officers were tasked with responding to service calls to Muni around the clock.
The Twitter thread states: “The SFPD / MTA detail consists of a team of uniformed officers and plainclothes investigators who are dedicated to investigating crimes involving Muni vehicles and property.”
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