VIDEO: SFPD gives all clear after bomb threat near Hall of Justice


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- Police have now deemed the scene of a bomb threat safe after investigating the threat in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood Thursday morning.

Officers received reports of a suspicious car in a parking lot on Seventh and Harrison streets underneath Highway 80 around 11 a.m.

Police say a note was left on a car that led to the investigation.

The bomb squad deemed the car safe.


The Hall of Justice was on lockdown and police eventually allowed people inside to leave.

Officers are asking people to avoid the area because of traffic.

The shelter-in-place has been lifted.

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The California Highway Patrol and the bomb squad are working with police on the investigation.

Both directions of Interstate 80 were shut down as well as northbound 101 where it splits with I-80.

Traffic from northbound 101 was being diverted to Highway 280 and streets.

Westbound I-80 traffic was directed to the Fifth Street off-ramp.

It caused traffic back-up going into San Francisco from the Bay Bridge.

The CHP opened Westbound I-80 around 1:55 p.m., but the eastbound lanes were still closed.

All lanes of I-80 and US-101 reopened around 2:20 p.m.

Delays are still expected.

Police are using a robot to see if there is a possible bomb inside the car.

Court hearings at the Hall of Justice have been postponed until Friday, according to San Francisco Court officials.

Police are still investigating the case and cannot reveal what the note said.

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