San Francisco Crews Investigate Suspicious Package Downtown

This is the second suspicious package investigated in San Francisco on Tuesday.

By Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang
|  Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012  |  Updated 6:21 PM PDT
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SF Crews Shut Down Market Street

Stephanie Chuang

San Francisco fire truck arrives at SFO to investigate white powder.

San Francisco police have shut down a portion of downtown after a suspicious package was spotted near a tree.

The bomb squad was called after 11:30 a.m. to check out the package.  It was determined to be harmless by 3:20 p.m.

Steuart Street between Mission and Market streets were shut down, and police asked that people avoid the area. Several restaurants were evacuated for the lunch hour.

This is at least the second suspicious instance in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Crews arrived at the San Francisco International Airport about 9 a.m.  to investigate reports of a suspicious white powder in a bucket outside the sidewalk of Terminal 2.

By 10:30 a.m., they had determined it was nothing.

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