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.
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.
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.
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