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Waymo driverless car vandalized, set on fire in San Francisco's Chinatown

A Waymo autonomous vehicle was set on fire Saturday night after it was vandalized by a group of people in Chinatown, San Francisco firefighters said.

The vehicle was traveling on Jackson Street, between Stockton and Grant, about 9:25 p.m. when it was surrounded by about 10 to 15 people, Lt. Mariano Elias with San Francisco fire said.

Several social media videos showed a group of people vandalizing the self-driving car. While another video showed the Waymo vehicle going up in flames.

A Waymo spokesperson said the group of people surrounded the car and started attacking it. The group tagged the car, broke the windows and Waymo told NBC Bay Area that someone set off a firework inside the driverless vehicle.

Waymo added that the car was not transporting any passengers and no injuries were reported.

NBC Bay Area has reached out to the San Francisco Police Department for more information on this incident.

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Source: NBC Bay Area

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