Suspicious Package Causes Scare in Union Square
A zen garden created by Ivan Shvartz is seen in the middle of Union Square in San Francisco.
Updated at 2:30 PM PST on Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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.