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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BART Trains Stopped While Police Search for Suspect (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

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Update 5:30 p.m.: Good news: trains are moving again. The bad news is, there are still nasty delays after all trains were halted in San Francisco for 30 minutes. "We've been given the all clear from the police department," says Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART. "It's not clear if the suspect was taken into custody or if the suspect got away."

Update 5:17 p.m.: All trains between Daly City and Powell Street have been stopped while police continue their search for their suspect. The cops are saying they will continue looking for another 10 minutes. If they don't find whoever it is they are looking for, and the tunnels are all clear, they will resume BART service again. Meanwhile, BART is turning trains around at the Montgomery Street station to try and ease congestion at the station.

Original Story 4:55 p.m.: All BART trains have stopped between the 16th Street and 24th Street stations while police comb the tracks looking for a wanted suspect.

According to Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, the trains came to a screeching halt just before 5 p.m. "We currently have all trains stopped as the SFPD is trying to get this person into custody," she says.

"There is a major delay at San Francisco stations in the SFO, Millbrae and East Bay directions," according to Trost. In other words, the stations are packed with a lot of grumpy commuters.

No word on how long you will be waiting, but hopefully you brought a book.


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