The San Francisco International Airport (SFIA) was evacuated on Friday night due to a bomb threat, according to a public information officer for the city’s police department.
“Tonight @SFPD officers received bomb threat at @flySFO. Offs located suspicious package,” wrote Officer Robert Rueca of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) on Twitter.
Tonight @SFPD officers received bomb threat at @flySFO. Offs located suspicious package. Int’l Ter evacuated, EOD Unit investigating. We will provide live updates as the investigation continues. Expect delays as this may interrupt current airport operations— Officer Rueca (@OfficerRueca) July 16, 2022
Rueca said that the international terminal of the airport was evacuated and that the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was conducting an investigation.
“We will provide live updates as the investigation continues,” Rueca wrote.
The officer told travelers to expect flight delays because of the interruption and its effects on airport operations.
Airports are experiencing high levels of flight cancellations this summer as many scramble to travel after years of lockdown.
As USA Today reported, “the airport’s AirTrain and the Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were suspended. The airport’s BART station was closed by 8:42 p.m., according to a tweet from the transit agency.”
There is a station closure at San Francisco Int’l Airport due to police activity.— BART Alert (@SFBARTalert) July 16, 2022
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