North Beach Streets Reopen After Bomb Squad Removes Suspicious Package

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police evacuated pedestrians from San Francisco’s North Beach area on Saturday after a suspicious package was reported on a street there.

The area around Vallejo and Stockton streets was reopened late in the afternoon after the package was removed and rendered safe.

The suspicious item was removed by the bomb squad, taken to a remote location and rendered safe, San Francisco police spokesman Albie Esparza said.

Esparza said he could not disclose the nature of the item.

Pedestrians were evacuated and streets were closed after a suspicious package was reported on the street around Stockton and Vallejo streets around 1:40 p.m., Esparza said.

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