SAN FRANCISCO -- An unattended computer keyboard and hard drive that were left unattended caused a police lockdown at Union Square that included the closure of BART's Powell Street station, police said.

Police shut down the station, a portion of Market Street and kept access areas to the station cordoned off after a person saw the package outside the station at 7:20 a.m., police said.

The station was reopened at 8:05 a.m., BART spokeswoman Luna Salaver said.

A bomb squad from the San Francisco Police Department was called to Cyril Magnin and Market Street after the package was found in the street area. Muni trains also were effected, police said.

Trains heading to San Francisco from the East Bay skipped the station and stopped at Montgomery Street station, Salavar said. Trains traveling from San Francisco were stopped at the 24th Street station, where passengers were then put on separate trains and taken to the Civic Center station, Salaver said.

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