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Incendiary device prompts evacuation of Hall of Justice

An incendiary device went off in the lobby of the Hall of Justice in San Francisco Thursday morning, prompting the evacuation of the building and the closure of court hearings there for the rest of the day, authorities said.

The small explosion was reported around 11:10 a.m. on the ground floor of the building at 850 Bryant St., San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

No injuries were reported but the building was evacuated and remains closed as of 1 p.m. while authorities investigate, Gatpandan said.

San Francisco sheriff’s spokeswoman Nancy Crowley said criminal court hearings at the building have been postponed for the rest of the day.

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