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International terminal at San Francisco airport evacuated after bomb scare

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP, REUTERS) - A bomb scare at San Francisco airport sparked an evacuation of the international terminal on Friday (July 15), local police said.

Officers received a bomb threat and found a "suspicious package," the media relations team of the San Francisco Police Department wrote on Twitter.

"Expect delays as this may interrupt current airport operations," it said.

The Associated Press reported that police had taken a man into custody.

"Due to ongoing police activity the Int'l Terminal is being evacuated," airport officials wrote on Twitter.

"Please avoid the International Terminal until further notice."

The airport said it had also suspended its AirTrain and Bay Area Rapid Transit trains service following the bomb threat.

The airport, which handled more than 3 million passengers in 2020 according to its own most up-to-date figures, added that pick-up and drop-off were available only at its domestic terminals.

San Francisco police did not immediately respond to a request asking for more details.

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