Two bomb threats affect Caltrain

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A suspicious package was found at a train station in Mountain View on Monday, just hours after a bomb scare was called into Caltrain.

A bomb squad was investigating the package found at 8:30 p.m. at the Evelyn light-rail station, which serves the Valley Transportation Authority. Due to the proximity to Caltrain tracks, that agency was also affected, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

In the earlier scare, no bomb was found after a threat that was called into Caltrain at 2:45 p.m. disrupted rush hour traffic for hours. Full service was restored by 5:30 p.m.

After the threat, the agency called police and immediately evacuated the train of passengers waiting to travel south. A bomb squad was called and searched all of the trains at the Caltrain station at Fourth and King streets in San Francisco.

One train had recently left the San Francisco station, but transit police stopped that train at the South San Francisco station, removed its 150 passengers and began searching it.

Caltrain had set up shuttles between San Francisco and Millbrae, where trains were on track and leaving, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. BART honored Caltrain tickets in an effort to alleviate commuters’ delays.

Also Monday, BART passengers were delayed after tracks were blocked by downed power lines between Oakland and SanLeandro.

kworth@sfexaminer.com

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