Suspicious Package Causes Scare in Union Square

By Jessica Greene
|  Wednesday, May 19, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
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Suspicious Package Causes Scare in Union Square

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A zen garden created by Ivan Shvartz is seen in the middle of Union Square in San Francisco.

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San Francisco's Union Square was abuzz with activity Wednesday but it wasn't all about the shopping.

Police and bomb squads were called to the scene at about 12:30 p.m. on reports of a suspicious package in the area.

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Services issued a voluntary evacuation and shelter-in-place order and there were conflicting reports that Macy's had been shut down because of the threat.

Officials gave the all clear around 2 p.m.

No injuries were reported, but traffic and public transportation in the area was impacted. 

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