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BART experiencing delays caused by person on the track

BART is now recovering from major delays East Bay-bound, after BART police pursued an individual on the trackway.

That person was apprehended shortly after 6 p.m., but BART was still experiencing at least 20 minute delays to the East Bay from San Francisco as of 6:20 p.m., according to the agency.

According to BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby, a person was reported on the trackway between Civic Center and Powell BART stations. The trackway to the East Bay from San Francisco was powered down so BART police could pursue them on the track safely.

“There is a person reported in the trackway, the trackway has been powered off and BART police are currently underway in apprehending the individual,” Huckaby said in a statement Thursday night.

He added, “there are significant delays heading to the East Bay as this is in the East Bay bound portion of the track.”

Check this post for more information as this story develops.

Below are tweets from riders and others about the BART delay Thursday evening.

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