Suspicious Package at SF Federal Building

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    Federal Building in San Francisco was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious package was discovered.

    1:44 PM: A police bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package discovered at the federal courthouse at Mission and Seventh streets late this morning.

    The package was reported at about 11:30 a.m. in a basement area where packages come in and are X-rayed, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

    One package was deemed suspicious, and the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at the courthouse, asked the Police Department's bomb squad to respond, Esparza said.

    The basement and first floor of the building have been evacuated, and people on the other floors are being told to shelter in place, he said.

    Stevenson Street, an alley that runs behind the building, is closed between Sixth and Seventh streets.

    "We're asking people to stay away from the area," Esparza said.


    1:16 PM: Police are investigating a report of a suspicious package in the area of Mission and Seventh streets.

    The package was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on Stevenson Street, an alley that runs behind the Federal Building, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.

    The Federal Protective Service, which provides security at the Federal Building, is handling the response, but the San Francisco Police Department has sent its bomb squad to assist, Esparza said.

    Stevenson Street is closed between Sixth and Seventh streets.

    "We're asking people to stay away from the area," Esparza said.