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Police Activity Shuts Down Train Service at Walnut Creek BART Station

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    Police negotiating with an unstable man at the Walnut Creek BART station has prompted the transit agency to halt train service. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

    The Walnut Creek BART station was shut down for several hours Wednesday and impacted the evening commute while police negotiated with an unstable man hanging from a ledge.

    Emergency crews were able to get the man to come down after 5:15 p.m.

    Authorities said the incident started at about 1:30 p.m. and prompted BART officials to halt service at the Walnut Creek station.

    Pittsburg/Bay Point trains were turned around at Lafayette and SFO-bound trains at Pleasant Hill until the situation was resolved.

    The transit agency also set up a bus service between Pleasant Hill and Lafayette for passengers.

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