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Walnut Creek: BART commute recovering after police activity

WALNUT CREEK — BART said its trains were recovering from major delays after a report of a suspicious person led to police activity during Monday’s evening commute, authorities said.

Around 5:40 p.m., BART police responded to a report of that person aboard a train at the Walnut Creek station, BART spokesman Bob Allison said.

Officials did not close the station, but briefly held trains out in both directions for several minutes while police worked with station staff to respond to the report by off-boarding train patrons and conducting a search.

By 6:25 p.m., BART began allowing Antioch-bound trains to stop at the station, and opened both tracks to service soon after, Allison said.

BART said mutual-aid service was available via County Connection buses on the Nos. 9 and 14 routes.

There were no initial reports of any injuries or arrests.

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Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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