Update 9:25 a.m.: According to news reports, the BART climber has been detained after two hours of holding up trains. BART is still experiencing some delays although not nearly as bad as ealier. Expect 10-15 minute waits.
Original Story 7:02 a.m.: If you're
sorta really late to work this morning, you can blame it on this random train-climbing dude.
A man who was spotted walking on the tracks and climbing on top of BART trains near the MacArthur station in Oakland this morning has created a commute hell. According to BART, all trains in all directions are majorly delayed.
Meanwhile, the transit agency and police are doing all they can to get the man off the trains and the tracks. A witness told CBS that the man, who is perhaps in his 50s, was seen standing on the train waving his hands around.
Police have also closed down parts of Highway 24 because of the bizarre incident. CHp places flares in the two left lanes to steer traffic away from the BART tracks, according to CBS.