A male in an electric wheelchair fell from the platform onto the trackway. The male said he had taken medication which made him drowsy and accidentally drove is chair too close to the platform edge before falling onto the trackway. The male, who suffered a laceration to his head and other minor injuries, was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for treatment. Train service was briefly delayed while the man and chair were recovered.
A train operator reported some sort of explosion in the tunnel between 24th Street and 16 Street Stations. The operator saw a flash of some sort and then smelled smoke. SFFD responded and closed both stations for a short time while a track inspection was conducted. Once determined to be safe, service was restored after approximately 40 minutes. The flash appears to have been caused by undetermined arcing.
A 49-year-old man jumped in front of, and was hit by, a Daly City-bound train, according to witnesses. The man survived and was transported to Eden Hospital with a head injury. The scene was turned over to mainline technicians after 47 minutes. The police investigation is continuing.
An unidentified man offboarded the train at Daly City station. He called the station agent's booth from the platform and stated that five satanic cultists had told him to inform the police that there was a bomb aboard that train. The train was held at South San Francisco station for ten minutes and searched by a sergeant and officer. Nothing unusual was found.
The lead car of a Richmond bound train approaching the station came off of the tracks for an unknown reason. Two people on the train reported minor injuries and were transported for treatment. The station was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the scene was secured. The investigation by the safety department is on-going.
A male adult suspect was observed entering the trackway at the San Francisco Airport Station. He continued walking on the elevated trackway toward the nearby freeway interchange. An officer caught up with the suspect as he was hanging onto to an adjacent railing; took him into custody and escorted him back to the station. Train service was disrupted for one hour. The suspect was cited for trespassing and then transported by medical personnel for psychiatric evaluation.
Witnesses saw an adult male deliberately step off the platform and was struck by an oncoming train. The subject was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. The station was closed for over 2 hours for scene investigation and service restoration. There are no signs of criminal activity at this time. 0911-0037 L12.
The station had to be closed after an explosion and fire within an electrical vault in the handicapped-parking lot. The station and parking-lot lights went out. The station had to be closed, but trains ran through the station without stopping there. As of 2220 hrs., PG&E was still working to restore power.
A 26-year-old man told an officer at West Oakland station that there was a bomb aboard a train that was heading toward Lake Merritt station. There was a 7-minute train delay while the train was searched and determined to be safe. Patrons said that the reporting party had been behaving strangely. The man ran into a nearby store and began throwing merchandise around. He was detained for psychiatric evaluation and transported to Highland Hospital.
Patrons advised that a 63-year-old man aboard a Daly City-bound train did not appear to be breathing. The train was held at Castro Valley station. The first police officer on scene began CPR. Fire department personnel removed the victim from the train and temporarily restored his pulse. The victim, who had prior heart-related medical problems, died at Eden Hospital at 1718 hrs.
Train service was delayed for 18 minutes on a report of a male subject lying on the tracks at the station platform. The subject was determined to have been intoxicated, and was taken to Eden Hospital. 0906-363 L12.
Revenue service at Bay Fair station was disrupted for an hour while officers responded to a residence on Wagner Ave. where train operators reported two men in the back yard were pointing rifles at passing trains. The residence is adjacent to the trackway just southwest of the station. The occupants of the residence were ordered out of the house and a subsequent search was conducted to clear the home of possible weapons or additional suspects. A BB rifle was recovered and two of the detainees claimed they were just shooting at cans in the back yard. One was taken into custody and booked on a DUI warrant. There was no evidence the trains were actually shot at. No other arrests were made.
Officers on the platform reported smoke coming from the M-1 tunnel bore between Powell St. and Civic Center. Passengers were cleared from the platform and the area was ventilated. Trains were held approximately 20 minutes while officers performed an inspection. The source of the smoke was not found and service was restored following a secondary track inspection. An electrical crew was summoned to the area to inspect the third rail insulators. No injuries or damage were reported.
An adult male subject was seen entering the trackway at the Richmond Station by a train operator. The train operator reported the subject was walking toward the El Cerrito Del Norte Station and appeared intoxicated. The subject was located at the AC Transit hub near our right of way and was positively identified by the train operator. The train operator declined a citizen's arrest and the subject was booked for public intoxication. Third rail power was turned off for about 30 minutes.
Trains were delayed for a few minutes while officers safely removed a male suspect who was sitting on the trackway at the station. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Redwood City jail for trespassing and public intoxication. 0901-0843 L12.
Revenue trains were delayed for 68 minutes while officers searched for a naked male subject who had off boarded a Dublin bound train at Bayfair, and ran onto the trackway toward the San Leandro station. Upon detention, the subject was transported to San Leandro Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. 0809-1455. S32.
A female victim in her 20's was battered near the top of the outside stairs leading to the west entrance of the station. The suspect, a man in his 20's, claimed to be an undercover police officer. The suspect then forced the victim downstairs and into the station building. He then robbed her of her back pack and released her. The suspect was initially reported to have been armed with a gun. The victim fled the station and the suspect boarded a train. Berkeley and BART PD officers held and searched two trains. Two suspects were offboarded. One, later determined to have been uninvolved, was released with a citation for an outstanding warrant. The other suspect was positively identified by a witness. The suspect is on parole for carjacking. The suspect was to be booked at the Berkeley jail for robbery, kidnapping, and impersonating a police officer. The victim and another witness were subsequently located. A follow-up investigation is being conducted.
Train service was delayed due to an adult male who walked away from Embarcadero Station via the train tracks. The suspect was located in the tunnel nearby the station and was later committed for a psychiatric evaluation.
An adult male was robbed of $40 by two adult male suspects, one of whom was armed with a small handgun. The suspects fled on foot with the loss and possibly entered the station. One train was held for 15 minutes to conduct a thorough search for the suspects. Two possible suspects were detained but the victim was unable to positively identify the persons who were then promptly released.
Montgomery St. station was closed to pedestrians and revenue service for an hour after an anonymous citizen turned a suspicious package over to the station agent. The zone sergeant and other officers responded, examined the contents which they found suspicious enough to call for an explosives detection K9. The K9 failed to alert on the object which was later found to be a possible battery case.
A station agent watched on camera as a male subject off-boarded a Pittsburg-bound train with a duffle bag. He opened the bag and looked through the contents, then threw the bag onto the trackway, under the lip of the platform. Trains were held outside the station for 15 minutes until responding officers contacted the subject and recovered the bag. It was found to belong to another patron who was unaware of the loss. Suspect was arrested and booked for Interfering with Transit Operations, Misappropriating Found Property, and a $10,000 warrant.
A citizen observed a male subject throwing a backpack and a milk crate up onto the aerial trackway. Responding officers apprehended the subject who was positively identified by the witness. No trains were damaged, and there was a 6-minute train delay as a result of the search and clearance of the trackway. The suspect was arrested and booked.
An auto burglary suspect was chased on to the trackway by Oakland Police near 5th and Castro Streets. Trains were stopped for seven minutes while officers searched for the male suspect, with negative results.
Patrons reported seeing flames on the trackway just south of the Hayward station platform. Hayward Fire Dept. and BART Police responded. Third rail power was cut, and a fire to a wooden cross tie was quickly extinguished. The tie continued to smolder for about 15 minutes. After fire, police, and track crews determined the area to be safe, power and service was restored. The total delay of service was 40 minutes. At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown. 0806-1486. L21.
One man was arrested and booked for making criminal threats and five others detained when the arrestee announced to a bus driver that a metal case he was carrying contained firearms that the group was going to use to shoot people. The incident began when the bus driver asked the suspect if the case he was carrying contained hazardous chemicals. The suspect took exception to being questioned about his property and made the threat. Train service was temporarily delayed and bus service halted as officers converged on the scene and removed the suspect and his companions off of the bus.