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A bomb scare forced the evacuation Saturday of a terminal at San Francisco International Airport, disrupting the travel plans of thousands.

The device -- wrapped in a sweater with protruding wires -- was removed by the airport's bomb squad without incident, airport spokesman Ron Wilson said.

"It did contain explosive materials but we don't know whether it was meant to actually go off," Wilson said. "It was certainly meant to disrupt and it did do that."

A portion of the airport's North Terminal was evacuated for nearly two hours, causing some minor flight delays. Busy airport roadways were also blocked off by police, bringing traffic to a standstill.

"Things are now getting back to normal," Wilson said.

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