An incident involving a man who was threatening to jump from a BART platform at the Walnut Creek station, which disrupted service for most of the afternoon, has been resolved, according to BART officials.
The station had been closed during the incident, which began at
1:30 p.m. However, trains are now stopping at the station, BART officials
BART police initially responded to the incident and attempted to negotiate with the man, who BART officials had described as an “unstable
At around 5:20 p.m., BART officials said the man had come down
from the ledge and went onto a firefighter ladder.
Once he was down, he was placed on an emergency psychiatric hold.
“We sincerely appreciate your patience today, and we’re glad the
situation was resolved safely,” BART officials said on Twitter.
The incident, which went into the early evening commute, caused
the station to be closed for hours. BART provided a parallel bus service between Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Lafayette stations.
photo: BART passengers wait in Lafayette for a bus-bridge – photo courtesy of Ryon Hayward