Backpack in Tree Prompts Bomb Squad Call Out

A backpack in a tree prompted the San Francisco police bomb squad to respond and shut down a section of Market Street for two hours this morning, police said.

Police were flagged down on Market Street between Eighth and 10th streets at 9:43 a.m. to investigate a suspicious package in a tree, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

Officers shut down Market Street and other streets in the area and called the department’s bomb squad to come out and investigate the package, Esparza said.

The bomb squad determined the package, a backpack in the tree, was harmless and reopened the streets at about 11:45 a.m., police said.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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