A knife-wielding suspect set fire to the floor of a Mission District grocery store Monday evening, police and fire officials said.
The suspect walked into the Foods Co. grocery store at 1800 Folsom St. at 6:30 p.m. and started pouring lighter fluid on the floor, according to the fire department. The suspect was waving a knife and set the floor on fire, police said.
The fire department responded and quickly put the fire out. Two of the store’s employees were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, police said.
Police quickly arrested the suspect, identified as Shaun Lavell Jones, 24. Jones was born a male but identifies as a female, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
Jones was booked on suspicion of burglary and arson, Esparza said.