UPDATE: No Shooter Found After Potrero Hill Evacuation

Reports came in of a possible active shooter at 16th and Rhode Island streets.

Police responded to a report of a possible active shooter at 350 Rhode Island St. on Monday, May 20, 2019. (Photo by Kevin N. Hume)

Police found no shooter after reports of an armed person was reported inside the Sutter Health and SEIU 1021 union building at 350 Rhode Island St on Monday.

“The @seiu1021 building in Potrero Hill has been evacuated. There is an armed person somewhere upstairs (not in our office) and the #sfpd SWAT is here,” wrote Nato Green on Twitter.

As of 2 p.m., police have not determined any shots fired or injuries but are still asking the public to avoid the area, says spokesperson Officer Adam Lobsinger. Officers first responded to reports of a possible active shooter at the building at Rhode Island and 16th streets around 12:45 p.m.

The Examiner reports that a worker in the building saw a report on the crime reporting app, Citizen, and told their spouse, who called 911. The timestamp on the first Citizen post marks 12:46 p.m.

Citizen offered the update that it “may be related to an earlier report of a person with a stick outside of a nearby building.” Indeed, “Man Armed With Metal Object” was reported at the same address at 12:20 p.m. that includes notes about a man reportedly swinging a weapon around and taking off his pants.

SFMTA rerouted several bus lines — 22-Fillmore, 55-16th Street, 10-Townsend, and 19-Polk —  around the closed area to Carolina and 15th streets before returning to 16th Street. The 9-San Bruno, 9R-San Bruno, and 33-Ashbury/18th lines are rerouted via Bryant Street between 21st and 24th streets.

The building also houses a parking garage and software company Samsara.

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned.

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