Bomb threat forces evacuations at SFO; suspect detained

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Travelers were ordered to evacuate the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport because of a bomb threat, San Francisco police said Friday evening.

In a statement to The Chronicle, the police said they received a report of a Bomb Threat at 8:15 pm Friday. Upon arriving, they located a suspicious package that was “possibly incendiary” and ordered evacuations for anyone in the international terminal.

SFPD officials said they detained a man and that people should expect airport delays.

The incident was also impacting transit. AirTrain and BART services were also suspended, airport officials said. All trains on the Millbrae line were bypassing the SFO station, officials said.

Normal operations had resumed by early Saturday, with check-in counters reopened and BART service returning in the morning, SFO announced in a tweet.

Annie Vainshtein (she/her) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @annievain


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