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Suspicious Package At UCSF Prompts Evacuations, Street Closures

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A SFPD bomb squad robot approaches a suspicious package at the UCSF child care center at 610 Parnassus Ave., October 15, 2012. (CBS)

A SFPD bomb squad robot approaches a suspicious package at the UCSF child care center at 610 Parnassus Ave., October 15, 2012. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Police gave the all-clear after a suspicious package discovered near the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center Monday morning was found to be harmless, a university spokeswoman said.

The object that caused the concern was found in the 600 block of Parnassus Avenue. The fire department was notified of the incident at 7:46 a.m.

The San Francisco Police Department’s bomb squad was called in, and Parnasssus Avenue was shut down.

A nearby UCSF childcare facility was evacuated, university spokeswoman Elizabeth Fernandez said.

Police gave the all-clear about 10 a.m., Fernandez said.

San Francisco Municipal Railway’s 6 and 43 lines were rerouted while the street closure was in effect, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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