A shelter-in-place warning from the SFPD went out Wednesday afternoon around 1:15 for the businesses adjacent to Market And O'Farrell Streets after a suspicious package was spotted. According to SFPD, streets were closed and a bunch of Muni lines were disrupted, and people were being urged to avoid the area.

As seen in photographs sent in by a tipster, the San Francisco Bomb Squad was on the scene, and within 30 minutes, the package was determined to be empty and not a threat. The shelter-in-place was lifted as of 1:41 p.m.

This incident follows on at least one other recent scare, via a public on high alert once again — especially when it comes to rice cookers and things that might be improvised bombs, like the two that were found in Manhattan several weeks ago, only one of which detonated.