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Bomb Scare Prompts Evacuation At SFO Security Checkpoint

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San Francisco, CA — A San Francisco International Airport terminal is reopened after a bomb scare shut down part of it yesterday.

A baggage screener in the American Airlines section of Terminal Three came across a suspicious item in a carry-on bag shortly before 1 p.m.

Officials have not said what exactly was found, but said it resembled components of an explosive device.

No explosives, however, were found. The immediate area around the security checkpoint was evacuated and flights were grounded for several hours. A bomb squad destroyed the bag with a water cannon.

Two men and a woman were detained for questioning and later released. Police say they were headed for a flight home to South Carolina through Dallas.

The terminal fully reopened at 5 p.m.