Motorcyclist who drove into protest cited for reckless driving

A motorcyclist who allegedly tried to run down a group of protesters outside San Francisco’s Federal Building on Wednesday was cited for reckless driving and released, police said Thursday.

The motorcyclist, whose identity has not yet been released by police, allegedly drove the wrong way on Seventh Street and plowed through a group of around 20 protesters who were lying in the street as part of a protest of the federal Republican health care bill, according to witnesses at the scene.

He then turned around and began to drive back through the group before he was stopped at gunpoint by federal police.

He was later cited for reckless driving and released without being booked into San Francisco jail, according to San Francisco police Officer Robert Rueca.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.