SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police and fire units responded to a report of a suspicious package in the city’s Financial District Wednesday morning that shut down a busy intersection for about an hour.
The suspicious package is located in the 300 block of Pine Street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza reported at 10:35 a.m.READ MORE: UPDATE: Oakland City Council Votes To Hire, Train More Police After Spike in Homicides
The city’s Department of Emergency Management warned residents to avoid Pine Street between Montgomery and Battery streets shortly after 10 a.m.
At about 11:20 a.m., the SFPD’s Public Information Officer Albie Esparza tweeted that the device had been taken by the bomb squad and rendered safe.READ MORE: Larkspur Plan Would Convert Former Skilled Nursing Facility Into Housing For Homeless Adults
The intersection was cleared at around the same time.