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BART service halted by man on tracks

By scarney
Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 10:55 pm in Lamorinda.

BART service into San Francisco from the East Bay was stopped this afternoon when a man went onto the tracks, according to police.

All BART trains were stopped and the third rail was turned off just after noon when the man, possibly under the influence of drugs, walked onto the tracks at the West Oakland station.

Police were able to speak with the man and convinced him to leave the tracks approximately 40 minutes later, at which point police took the man to jail.

Once the man was clear from the tracks, BART service started up again just before 1:00 p.m.

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