SFO international terminal reopens after bomb threat prompts evacuations

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Sunday, July 17, 2022
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Officers deemed the item "possibly incendiary" and out of an abundance of caution evacuated the international terminal.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco International Airport's international terminal has reopened after a bomb threat prompted evacuations Friday night, according to officials.

This is a breaking news update, original story follows below. Video above is from a previous report.

Thousands of travelers were evacuated from San Francisco International Airport's international terminal Friday night due to a bomb threat, according to police.

SFPD officials say officers received the report around 8:15 p.m. Friday and when they arrived on scene they found a suspicious package.

Officers deemed the item "possibly incendiary" and out of an abundance of caution evacuated the international terminal.

Police say officers took a man into custody in connection to this incident and an investigation is underway.

We are already seeing an impact from this evacuation on international departures, according to SFO's website several flights have been delayed. However, SFO tweeted that travelers should check with their airlines for specific flight information.

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SFPD says there is still no word on when the terminal will reopen.

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

BART officials say Samtrans bus services are available between Millbrae and SFO in both directions and BART tickets will be accepted as fares.

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

Several travelers took to Twitter to show the extent of the evacuation where thousands of people could be seen standing on the sidewalk and in the street outside of the international terminal.

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