police-light-bar1.jpgA suspicious package reported in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood this afternoon has been deemed harmless after briefly prompting the evacuation of the nearby Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, police and center officials said.

The Police Department’s bomb squad responded to investigate a package reported around 2:30 p.m. at a bus shelter at the intersection of California Street and Presidio Avenue, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The bus shelter is on the northwest corner of the intersection, and out of an abundance of caution, the adjacent community center at 3200 California St. was evacuated, center spokesman Nathaniel Bergson-Michelson said.

The evacuation was lifted after police gave the all-clear around 4:15 p.m., Bergson-Michelson said.

San Francisco Municipal Railway’s 2-Clement, 3-Jackson and 43-Masonic lines were rerouted around the area because of the police activity, Muni officials said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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