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San Francisco police say no merit to active shooter call

May 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say there was no merit to reports of an active shooter at a San Francisco office building that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people.

San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Michael Andraychak says police went Monday to investigate a report of a suspicious person with “a stick or a knife” at a Potrero Hill office building. Building security ordered a shelter in place that prompted someone to call 911 to report a possible active shooter situation.

Andraychak told reporters there “appears to be no merit to any shots being fired or any active shooter.”

A Sutter Health medical clinic that was among the offices evacuated said it was closed for lunch at the time of the incident, which began shortly after 12 p.m.

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