San Francisco's Civic Center BART station reopens after bomb threat

SAN FRANCISCO -- An apparent bomb threat that prompted the closure of BART's Civic Center station in San Francisco Friday morning turned out to be without merit and the station has reopened, BART officials said on Twitter.

The station was closed for about an hour, reopening just before 10:30 a.m.

BART closed the station earlier Friday morning, saying that they were investigating a suspicious item. BART officials later wrote on Twitter that there was a bomb threat against the station.

The station was closed and evacuated. Trains did not run through the station during the closure, starting at about 9:30 a.m. All trains headed to San Francisco from both directions had to turn around for about an hour as police dogs searched the station.

The search also halted San Francisco Municipal Railway service through Civic Center station. Above the station, Market Street was closed to both vehicle traffic and pedestrians.
The street has reopened and train traffic has resumed, but there are residual delays throughout the system.

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