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

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.

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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