Bomb found in San Francisco Starbucks
Police bomb squad investigates device looking like metal flashlight; disarms device.

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) - A police bomb squad disarmed an explosive device found in a Starbucks coffee shop in central San Francisco, investigators said Monday.

The device was discovered about 1:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. ET) in the bathroom of the coffee shop, the San Francisco Police Department told CNN. Police told CNN the bomb squad was called to investigate a metal flashlight and determined it was a "device that could explode."

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Starbucks said in a statement, "The local authorities were immediately contacted and we are working in full cooperation with them to ensure the safety and security of our partners (employees), our customers and the store."

The company said all of its employees and customers were safe. Additionally, Starbucks said it could not provide any additional information because it was necessary to protect the integrity of the police investigation.

The incident is still being investigated, and police said they were unaware of any threats against that particular shop, located at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Bush Street.


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