Bomb scare evacuates SF police station

July 15, 2008 8:01:57 AM PDT
A routine traffic stop in the Richmond District tonight caused the evacuation of a police station when a search of the stopped vehicle turned up two suspicious devices, according to a San Francisco police spokesman.

Around 8 p.m., officers pulled over a 28-year-old man who was not carrying a valid driver's license, Sgt. Wilfred Williams said. The vehicle and the driver was brought to the police station at 461 Sixth Ave.

In order to prepare the vehicle to be towed, an inventory search was conducted during which fireworks and two small devices were found, said Williams.

The devices "caused some concern," according to Williams, and the bomb squad was dispatched to the station. The building was evacuated while the bomb squad rendered the devices safe, he said.

The driver was arrested, Williams said. No further information was immediately available.