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UPDATE: Hoax bomb threat closes St. Luke’s Hospital

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An officer removes police tape after clearing the scene of a hoax bomb threat on Cesar Chavez Avenue between Guerrero and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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St. Luke’s Hospital in the Mission District was reportedly on lockdown late Tuesday morning after a bomb threat in the area.

The San Francisco Police Department’s bomb squad responded to the threat on Cesar Chavez Street between Guerrero and Valencea — across the street from the hospital — and determined the threat to be a hoax, according to police on the scene.

The bomb squad left the scene before 11:30 a.m. and police were in the process of opening up the intersection.

The San Francisco Firefighters Union Local 798 posted news of the lockdown on Twitter at 10:38 a.m.

Residents were being told to avoid the area of Valencia and Cesar Chavez streets.

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It’s unclear if the hospital is still on lockdown.

Further details were not immediately available. This is a breaking story; check back for updates.

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