Suspicious Package That Prompted Street Closures Was Just Someone’s Suitcase

According to an SFPD spokesperson, a suspicious package reported in the area of Hayes and Laguna Streets has been deemed harmless as of 12:36 PM Sunday.

As of 12:09 PM, SFPD had blocked off streets in the area of Hayes and Laguna and

“Residents are being advised to shelter in place and area businesses are being advised to close,” during the investigation, SFPD spokesperson Sergeant Danielle Newman said.

However, an investigation proved that the package was nothing to fear. “There is no merit to any suspicious device,” Newman said. “The package was someone’s suitcase.”

Needless to say, the shelter in place has been lifted and streets should reopen shortly

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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