Valencia Street Closed As Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package

12:18 PM: Note: A fire department spokeswoman initially said the object was found in the 600 block of Valencia Street; police have since clarified that it was in the 700 block.

San Francisco police and fire officials this morning responded to a report of a suspicious package in the city’s Mission District.

The object was reported at about 10:50 a.m. in the 700 block of Valencia Street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The Police Department’s bomb squad responded to investigate the object, and firefighters are standing by in a support role, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Esparza said the 700 block of Valencia remained closed as of noon, but more information about the incident was not immediately available.

An employee at Farina Pizza & Cucina Italiana at the intersection of Valencia and 18th streets said employees at the business had not been told to take any special precautions.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

11:46 AM: San Francisco police are investigating a suspicious package that was found outside the Mission police station this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The object was reported at 11:07 a.m. in front of the station, located at 630 Valencia St., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The Police Department’s bomb squad has been called to the scene, and firefighters are standing by in a support role, Talmadge said.

Police were not immediately available to provide more details about the case.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Larry Oatfield

    … and? Follow up? What was it someone’s lunch?