At around 6:30 a.m., San Francisco Police officers, including a bomb squad team, closed sections of 18th Street to raid a homeless encampment near 18th and Folsom Street due to suspicions that there were weapons within.

“Artillery shells were located at the sight,” said police spokesperson Sergeant Monica MacDonald. “EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) were called out to render it safe at 6:30 this morning, and closed surrounding streets to traffic.”

Police had cordoned off 18th Street between Folsom and Harrison,  and Treat Avenue between 18th and 17th Street, though by around 9 a.m. they had cleared out the encampment and the scene was clear.

“DPW came by and cleared out everything,” said Kim Cuinones an employee at Kafe 99 Sqft on the corner of 18th and Treat. She said there had been a few tents before. “As far as I know, there were no people in them, which is weird because they’re often there.”

This is a developing story and we’ll add additional information to this post as warranted.

Photo by Hadley Robinson

Photo by Hadley Robinson