A suspicious package panic on Eddy Street between Jones and Leavenworth caused a shelter-in-place order from the SFPD. The order went out just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and was rescinded within an hour.
A further order just after 1:10 p.m. indicated that street closures extend to Taylor and Turk Streets. As of 1:22 p.m., the order was lifted, though the SFPD said to expect residual traffic delays in the area.
A photo from Bay City News showed two blocks of Eddy Street blocked off to traffic, though little further information has been available.
CBS 5 reports that "a person found multiple suspicious packages near the area and attempted to bring them into the [Tenderloin police] station to notify the police."
This bomb threat follows on a seeming uptick of such incidents around the city. One such threat cleared out the entire Castro neighborhood on what would otherwise have been a busy Wednesday night earlier this month. That turned out just to be an innocuous abandoned propane tank.
A suspicious item in the Civic Center BART/Muni station shut down that neighborhood during the morning commute in March, and a preschool in the Civic Center area received a series of bomb threats in recent months that led to the arrest of an assistant teacher at the school.
Back in February, a bomb threat was also received at the mid-Market offices of the Anti-Defamation League.