Police Chase Stops BART in Its Tracks

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM PDT
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Police Chase Stops BART in Its Tracks

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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.
 

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