This prompted a shutdown of the ferry anf the ferry terminal in SF, with passengers stuck outside.
Police were called in. Four cruisers responded
Then came the Coast Guard
The Coast Guard sailors had guns at the ready
And the came the bomb-sniffing dogs--3 in all.
It was. of course, a false alarm.
The personnel required to respond to these imagined potential terrorist threats are for certain starting to cost the governments, especially at the local level in major cities, some serious money.
This response was the third major police response I have seen in San Francisco in the last month. No doubt there were many more than the three I witnessed.