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SFO Evacuated Friday Night Due to Alleged Bomb Threat, Man Arrested in Relation to Incident

SFPD first learned of a potential bomb threat at San Francisco International Airport around 8:15 p.m. Friday night, prompting passengers to be evacuated from the international terminal.

According to the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco police officers assigned to the airport received a report of a suspicious package and “possibly deemed the item an arsonist,” said Officer Robert Rueca, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department. Airport officials confirmed just before 9:30 p.m. that the observed “continued police activity” led to the evacuation of the international terminal; Travelers have also been urged to avoid the terminal until further notice.

“AirTrain and BART services are suspended,” airport officials said Friday night. “Passenger drop-off and pick-up at domestic terminals only.”

Per KRON4, several travelers took to social media sites to post about the evacuation and report specific issues getting to their flights. Eventually, additional police resources, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, were deployed and police have now determined that an investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

By 11:50 p.m., SFPD officers had searched several areas in the SFO International Terminal and removed several “suspicious packages” from the airport before ending the evacuation order and allowing passengers to return to the International Terminal; A man was arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or send a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

Related: Three people injured by attacker in SFO, male suspect arrested

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