Train Delay/Weapon Call

March 1, 2012, 12:26 p.m.

Castro Valley
Case: 1202-0087

A motorist driving on I-580 called to report a male standing on the platform pointing a rifle at the freeway.  The caller provided a description of the male suspect and said that the rifle appeared to have a scope.  Alameda County Deputies and BART Officers conducted a hazardous train search of the train that was held on the platform and located a suspect matching the description.  The suspect had only an umbrella in his possession.  He was identified and released.  The trains were held for 12 minutes for the response/search. 

Prohibition order
Warrant related
Train Delay