sfpd_squad.jpg2:40 PM: Police have reopened streets in San Francisco’s Sunset District following an investigation of a suspicious piece of luggage this afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

A bomb squad responded to a 12:42 p.m. report that a suspicious piece of luggage had been spotted outdoors near the intersection of 18th Avenue and Irving Street, police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka said.

After an investigation, the squad found only clothing and personal items in the luggage. They did not find the owner, Tomioka said.

Police closed off Irving Street from 17th Avenue to 19th Avenue, and shut down 18th Avenue from Lincoln Street to Judah Street during the investigation, Tomioka said.

The Sunset District branch of the San Francisco Public Library was evacuated, she said.

The library and all streets were reopened as of about 2:40 p.m., Tomioka said.

2:30 PM: A bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package found in San Francisco’s Sunset District this afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded to a 12:42 p.m. report that a piece of luggage had been found outdoors near 18th Avenue and Irving Street, police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka said.

Police have closed off Irving Street from 17th to 19th avenues, and have shut down 18th Avenue from Lincoln Street to Judah Street, Tomioka said.

The Sunset District branch of the San Francisco Public Library has been evacuated, she said.

Saul Sugarman, Bay City News

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  • Greg Dewar

    I had a chance to take a walk today since it was so nice, and saw the truck leave (complete with Giants flag , awesome!) .

    It’s just weird how lately this is happening more often – something strange is left on the street or something , bomb squad called, ends up being detritus. I’m just glad none of them were real bombs and no one got hurt!

  • Greg Dewar

    I had a chance to take a walk today since it was so nice, and saw the truck leave (complete with Giants flag , awesome!) .

    It’s just weird how lately this is happening more often – something strange is left on the street or something , bomb squad called, ends up being detritus. I’m just glad none of them were real bombs and no one got hurt!

  • Karl

    Some pig abandoned a suitcase on the sidewalk? In the Sunset, for real?
    It’s amusing though how the police are getting all spun up over it and call the bomb squad for help. These people must be new here.
    Note to self: Found an easy way to dispose off bulk goods. Every time someone pads themselves on the shoulder in this fair city, about how green we are and stuff, makes me want to puke. But hey, when in Rome…

  • Karl

    Some pig abandoned a suitcase on the sidewalk? In the Sunset, for real?
    It’s amusing though how the police are getting all spun up over it and call the bomb squad for help. These people must be new here.
    Note to self: Found an easy way to dispose off bulk goods. Every time someone pads themselves on the shoulder in this fair city, about how green we are and stuff, makes me want to puke. But hey, when in Rome…