Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package at SFO

Part of the terminal was shut down as the package was being examined.

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    A portion of San Francisco International Airport's Terminal One was shut down Friday after a suspicious package was found.

    A suspicious package found in Terminal One of San Francisco International Airport shut down a security checkpoint at the transit hub Friday afternoon.

    Around 11:30 a.m. someone spotted a suspicious package in Boarding Area C of Terminal One, according to authorities.

    A spokesman for the airport said one person had been interviewed in connection with the package but it was not clear if that person was in custody.

    The bomb squad was called to investigate the package and the security check point was shut down.

    Despite initial reports to the contrary, the entire terminal was not shut down. The all clear was given by authorities just before 1:30 p.m.

    A bus bridge was established during the closure to transfer arriving passengers around the closed checkpoint.
          
    Around eight to 10 Delta Airlines flights were delayed because of the incident, affecting approximately 1,200 departing passengers. The airline hoped to be back on schedule by 6 p.m., McCarron said.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.