08/28/2012 05:16 pm ET Updated Oct 28, 2012

San Francisco Homeless Encampment Cleared By Officials

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Officials have cleared out a San Francisco makeshift homeless encampment that has sprouted on Caltrain station property.

Department of Public Works crews on Tuesday hauled off up the homeless debris after the city began receiving numerous complaints of feces, urine, and rats at the site.

Authorities say several items the homeless left behind, including tents and cooking gear will be tagged and stored to be reclaimed later.

A homeless outreach team also began trying to convince the dozens of homeless on site either to return to their hometowns, accept a shelter bed or move into supportive housing.

Caltrain and CHP officials say a fence will be erected around the property to keep the homeless out from under the overpass.

They also believe the homeless will try to return by Wednesday.