SF Target evacuated after pepper spray release

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Pepper spray was released inside a Target in downtown San Francisco Thursday evening. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, around 7:10 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the store at 780 Mission Street after being notified of people “experiencing physical symptoms.” 

Authorities said no one was injured or needed to be hospitalized. 

The store was evacuated once crews arrived. 

SFPD officers found residue of pepper spray in the store and fire crews determined that the smell came from the restroom area. 

The suspect(s) in connection to this incident was not identified by SFPD.


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