The area of Cesar Chavez Street around Valencia Street and San Jose Avenue, in the vicinity of St. Luke's Hospital, has been shut down by the SFPD as they investigate a suspicious device.
No further details are available at this time, but the Department of Emergency Management says to avoid the area, and ABC 7 says there is a shelter-in-place warning. Also, the entrance to St. Luke's hospital is closed, so that may be where the device is.
We'll update you if this turns into a real situation.
Update: The situation has been cleared, according to ALERT SF. And it looks like someone made a faux bomb to scare people.
Update 2: Mission Local reports that the faux bomb, which consisted of a bottle of liquid attached to what looked like sticks of dynamite, was found on the loading dock of the Salvation Army near the hospital. The hospital and next-door construction site were both partly evacuated before the bomb squad determined that the device was harmless.
#BREAKING: @SFPD issue shelter-in-place in area of Valencia and San Jose due to suspicious device.— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) May 10, 2016
Avoid the area of Cesar Chavez (Army) and Valencia due to @SFPD activity. Check https://t.co/e6KMGippPR for alt. routes. #SF #SanFrancisco— San Francisco DEM (@SF_emergency) May 10, 2016
UPDATE: Saint Luke's hospital entrance closed due to @SFPD suspicious device investigation in area of Valenica and Cesar Chavez.— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) May 10, 2016
Shelter in place lifted near SF's St. Luke's hospital. Device at loading dock made to look like bomb deemed safe. pic.twitter.com/Pq9ko36zat— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) May 10, 2016