San Francisco Airport Evacuation: Full Story & Must-See Details

Officials say Terminal 1 at the San Francisco International Airport is being evacuated. No official word yet on the cause of the evacuation.

UPDATE: San Francisco International Airport officials say they’re in the process of reopening Terminal 1 after a suspicious package prompted its closure.

A suspicious package in T1 has been investigated and cleared. T1 is in the process of reopening

— flySFO (@flySFO) July 5, 2017

What Happened?

San Francisco International Airport’s baggage claim area of Terminal 1 has been evacuated, officials said Wednesday afternoon. One witness said on Twitter that the evacuation was due to a suspicious bag. Shortly after, the SFO’s official twitter account confirmed that the evacuation was caused by a suspicious package which has since been deemed safe.

#BREAKING: Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport evacuated. [Photo: @RicEllis85]

— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) July 5, 2017

San Francisco airport not allowing passengers to leave secured area. Anyone know what's up? @flySFO

— David Slone (@DavidSloneCO) July 5, 2017

Scene outside Terminal 1 @ SFO. Passengers waiting for luggage told to stay outside. Officer evacuation due to suspicious bag.

— Renai Bodley Miller (@renaibodley) July 5, 2017

No other details were immediately available.

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport is an international airport 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. It is the largest airport in North California and the second busiest in the state after Los Angeles International Airport. The airport also serves as Virgin America’s principal base of operations.

It serves more than 53 million passengers every year.

San Francisco International Airport is owned and policed by the City and County of San Francisco.

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