Suspicious package at Embarcadero Center deemed harmless, area reopened

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A suspicious package that prompted the closure of a street in San Francisco’s Financial District for nearly two hours this morning has been deemed harmless and the area has been reopened, a police spokesman said.

The package was reported at 8:46 a.m. on a skyway bridge that connects the Two Embarcadero Center and Three Embarcadero Center buildings, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

Davis Street, which runs below the bridge, was shut down while the Police Department’s bomb squad responded to investigate the package.

Authorities determined the package was a backpack with miscellaneous items and debris inside, none of which was a threat, and the all-clear was given at about 10:40 a.m., Esparza said.

The bomb squad has had a busy couple of days in San Francisco. It also responded to two incidents on Wednesday, both of which ended safely.

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