San Francisco International Airport terminal evacuated on Friday

NO LATER THAN July 16, 6:45 a.m. Operations have resumed at SFO’s international terminal after a “probably incendiary” was discovered on Friday evening. After San Francisco police finished searching the terminal, people were released around midnight.

“The SFPD EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] The unit safely removed several suspicious packages that were in question from the airport, allowing the terminal to safely resume normal operations,” the SFPD said in a statement. “Employees and passengers from the airport are allowed to enter all airport terminals. At this time, there are no arrests to report, which remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.”

There are still residual delays at SFO, so be sure to check your flight status if you have travel scheduled for Saturday.

July 15, 11:40 p.m. The SFO international terminal is still evacuated.

The airport, however, tweeted that vehicles are now allowed out of international garages.

July 15, 9:40 p.m. The international terminal at San Francisco International Airport is being evacuated, the airport announced on social media at 9:28 p.m. Friday night.

The SFPD confirmed the evacuation saying “at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers assigned to SFO received a bomb threat report. Officers at the scene located a suspicious package and deemed the item potentially incendiary. As a precaution, the international terminal of The SFO has been evacuated Additional resources of the SFPD, including the SFPD EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] The unit is investigating. Officers have an adult male detained for this incident.”

Expect delays at the airport, police said. AirTrain service is suspended.

Videos on social media showed hundreds of passengers waiting in the area outside the terminal. Many said they received an emergency alert on their phones about the evacuation.


SFO’s BART station is closed, the agency tweeted at 8:50 p.m. Friday.

There will be a Samtrans bus service between Millbrae and SFO in both directions while the station is closed. The agency said Samtrans will accept BART tickets as a ticket fare.


This is a developing story. We will update it as new information becomes available.

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