Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Possible Explosive Found in Financial District, Bank of America Building Evacuated

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:12 PM

JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi

Police blocked off part of the Financial District this afternoon after the bomb squad was called in over a possible explosive near New Montgomery and Market streets.

SF Weekly Staff Writer Joe Eskenazi was passing by when he spotted the drama in downtown. He tells us that police evacuated the bank building at 33 New Montgomery Street and brought out a robot-like tank to help "dispose" of the item.

According to Lt. Simon Silverman, who is at the scene, bank employees found an item the size of a handheld device inside an old safety deposit box at the bank. "They immediately called police, who have taken the item and are disposing it," he said.

Police have not yet determined what the item is or even if it is dangerous, but naturally they are not taking any chances.

The scene was cleared by 2:15 p.m.

Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF and @SFWeekly

  • Pin It

Tags: , ,

About The Author

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Bio:
Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"