Market Street Suspicious Package: Full Story of Potential Bomb Threat

San Francisco police are advising people to avoid the area of Market & $th Street due to a suspicious package. A San Francisco bomb squad is on the scene.

The San Francisco police department has issued a “shelter in place” urging pedestrians and vehicles in the area of Market between 4th and 5th Street to stay inside and away from windows and to avoid the area if possible.

EOD is en route to the scene.

Nearby transit is delayed to due to the investigation. Market Street service is delayed near Market and 4th due to police activity at Powell Station. Passengers should expect reroutes.

According to the SFMTA, Muni Metro has been disrupted in the area. Inbound trains from West Portal will switch back at Castro back to outbound service. Furthermore, passengers at the Montgomery and Embarcadero stops also stuck.

The San Francisco BART system says that explosives experts have x-rayed the suspicious package at Powell Station.

The BART system is also delayed, as trains are not stopping at Powell St. in the SFO, Millbrae, Daly City and East Bay directions due to the activity.

Passengers should expect reroutes and delays for street-level bus routes as well. Trains are still not allowed to enter the Powell station at this time.

Avoid the area of Market & 4th St/Powell @SFBART station. #SFPD is assisting #SF #BART with a suspicious package. Expect @sfmta_muni delays.

— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) August 30, 2017

Twitter user Cheeky Tubemouse said she is “trapped in a store on Market Street” do to the suspicious package.

Similarly, Twitter user Morgan Davenport said after she exited a store, a police officer ushered her off the street because of the bomb threat.

Photos & Videos from Powell Station

Bomb Squad arriving at 4th and Market

— _ (@R27D) August 30, 2017

More @sfpd Bomb Squad response to 4th and Market St

— _ (@R27D) August 30, 2017

Market St closed on 800 block

— _ (@R27D) August 30, 2017

Part of Market Street in SF is closed. Bomb squad is on the scene.

— Alyssa Newcomb (@AlyssaNewcomb) August 30, 2017

Police line has pushed crowds back farther as an #SFPD officer dressed in bomb squad gear makes his way down to Powell BART in #SF

— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) August 30, 2017

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