Some BART trains were delayed Wednesday afternoon due to a police foot chase that went onto the tracks between the Civic Center and 16th Street/Mission stations in San Francisco, a BART spokesman said.
At 1:38 p.m., San Francisco police officers chased a male suspect who jumped onto the tracks at the Civic Center station and ran west, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.
Before police officers went onto the tracks, power was shut off to the electric third rail between the two stations, Allison said.
Because the power was off, trains couldn't run through that stretch, which delayed service into and out of San Francisco, he said.
Officers arrested the suspect, a wanted parolee, a short time later on the tracks, police Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said.
Power has since been restored but BART was reporting residual delays as of 2:20 p.m.