PHOTOS: Standoff on VTA Ties Up Commute

A standoff between a man on top of a VTA train in San Jose and Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies early Thursday morning tied up traffic and delayed the morning commute for hours along the train's route.

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Around 1:20am, a man hopped on top of a VTA light rail train at North First and Component streets in San Jose. May 5, 2016
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A man hopped on top of a VTA light rail train at North First and Component streets in San Jose. May 5, 2016
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A man hopped on top of a VTA light rail train at North First and Component streets in San Jose since 1:20am. May 5, 2016
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A man is shirtless and wrapped in a yellow blanket is on top of the VTA train in San Jose for more than seven hours. May 5, 2016
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A man on top of a VTA light rail train at North First and Component streets in San Jose appears to be sleeping. A sheriff's deputy tries to speak to him on a cherry picker. May 5, 2016
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Reporters are camped out in front of the tv station while a man is on top of a VTA light train in San Jose since 1:20am. May 5, 2016
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Onlookers watching the deputies in a cherry-picker, try to coax a man down from top of the VTA train in San Jose. May 5, 2016
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Sheriff and deputy block North First Street and Component Street . May 5, 2016
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Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Stephen Manley was called in by Sheriff Laurie Smith to help bring Kyle Lewis down from VTA train. May 5, 2016
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Kyle Lewis, 25, sits on top of a VTA train in San Jose. May 5, 2016
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Kyle Lewis, 25, of Prunedale, peacefully surrenders after a 12 hour standoff. May 5, 2016
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Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Stephen Manley was called in by Sheriff Laurie Smith to help bring Kyle Lewis down from VTA train. May 5, 2016
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San Jose deputy helps 25 year old Kyle Lewis, of Prunedale off the VTA train and onto the cherry picker after a 12 hour long standoff. May 5, 2016
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Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies escorts 25 year old Kyle Lewis of Prunedale from a 12 hour standoff. May 5, 2016
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