SF's Union Square briefly evacuated over report

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) San Francisco police say there was "no merit" to a suspicious device that led to the evacuation of Union Square.

Police spokesman Gordon Shyy earlier said the report came in around 11:50 a.m. Thursday. In addition to the evacuation, a one-block radius around Union Square was shutdown to vehicles and pedestrians and businesses were ordered to shelter in place.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the bomb squad was examining the package at 1 p.m. and cable car service was also shut down.

Police later tweeted that the streets had reopened.

Union Square is a major tourist draw. It is surrounded by high-end retail stores.


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