According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, an unidentified man exited the platform at West Oakland station and entered the trackway. The man leaned in front of an approaching southbound train sustaining shoulder and head injuries. Officers and medical personnel assisted the man who was conscious and combative. The subject was placed on an emergency psychiatric evaluation and transported to Highland General Hospital.
Officers promptly responded to an intrusion alarm at 0740 hrs. to perform a quick and thorough inspection of the vent structure and gallery areas. Trains were held at Oakland West and Embarcadero stations until it was determined that there was no forced entry or suspicious circumstances. Train delay of 20 minutes.
At 8:00 am two subjects were overheard discussing a bomb that had been planted on a San Francisco bound train. The train was held at the West Oakland Station. The station was evacuated while a search was conducted. Nothing was found. The trains were delayed about one hour. L17
A fire started on the M-2 trackway, about 200 feet into the tunnel between Embarcadero and Montgomery stations. A train of passengers self-evacuated and walked to Montgomery. SFFD arrived and extinguished the fire. The station was kept closed until the fire department cleared and the standing water on most of the platform was removed. The station was closed either fully or partially (run throughs were eventually allowed) for about two hours. It appears as though the fire was caused by garbage being ignited by sparks, while surrounding debris and wooden railroad ties also caught fire.