SFO Bomb Menace: San Francisco Worldwide Airport evacuated after police discovered suspicious bundle; BART service is suspended

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – Thousands of travelers were evacuated from the international terminal of San Francisco International Airport on Friday night due to a bomb threat, according to police.

SFPD officials said officers received the report around 8:15 p.m. Friday and upon arriving at the scene, they found a suspicious package.

Officers deemed the item “possibly flammable” and out of an abundance of caution evacuated the international terminal.

Police say officers have arrested a man in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway.

We have seen the impact of this evacuation on international departures, according to the website of SFO Some flights have been delayed. However, SFO tweeted which travelers should check with their airline for specific flight information.

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The SFPD said there is no word yet on when the terminal will reopen.

The SFO BART station is also closed at this time and AirTrain services have been suspended.

BART officials said Samtrans bus service is available between Millbrae and SFO in both directions and BART tickets will be accepted as fare.

SFO officials say people can still pick up and drop off passengers at domestic terminals.

Some visitors took to Twitter to show the extent of the evacuation, where thousands could be seen standing on the sidewalks and in the streets outside the international terminal.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this evolving story.

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