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Bomb threat closes S.F. airport BART station, international terminal – Times-Herald

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – BART and San Francisco police station are at BART station after a bomb threat forced them to close the station on Friday, authorities said, and the international terminal was later emptied.

Before 8:45 p.m., messages from BART social media said the station was closed. The system’s Millbrae line trains did not go to the station. In a follow-up message, BART said SamTrans buses were providing service between Millbrae and the airport in both directions, and that the buses would accept BART cards as a fare, officials said.

In various social media posts, airport staff said they were evacuating the airport’s international terminal and urged visitors to avoid it until further notice. The mail added that the AirTrain and BART service had been suspended to allow passengers to be picked up and picked up only at the airport’s home terminals.

As of 10:50 p.m., the terminal and the A and G garages at the airport were still closed, and bus service was provided between the home terminals. By 11:20 p.m., vehicles were allowed to leave these garages.

In an emailed statement, San Francisco police said officers assigned to the airport received a report of a bomb threat around 8:15 p.m., found a suspicious package and allegedly “fired the item” before clearing the terminal and calling the department’s explosives unit. investigate.

The Ertzaintza added that a man had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Check for updates again.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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