1:43 PM: A suspicious device found in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood this morning has been deemed harmless, a police spokesman said.

The object was found near a trash can in the area of Eighth Avenue and California Street at about 9:15 a.m.
Residents and merchants were told to shelter in place while the bomb squad responded, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Around 11 a.m., the device was determined not to pose a threat and the shelter-in-place order was lifted, Shyy said.

Although there were no evacuations, streets were closed and San Francisco Municipal Railway bus service was rerouted.

10:25 AM: Residents and merchants in part of San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood are sheltering in place this morning as a bomb squad investigates a suspicious object, a police spokesman said.

The object was found near a trash can in the area of Eighth Avenue and California Street at about 9:15 a.m.

The bomb squad was called in and streets were closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

No evacuations were ordered, but those in the immediate area were told to shelter in place, he said.
San Francisco Municipal Railway bus service has been rerouted.

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  • miss lu

    We (a small private preschool) had to evacuate.

  • miss lu

    We (a small private preschool) had to evacuate.