BART station reopened after apparent suicide

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

An apparent suicide snarled Sunday’s BART service for hours after a man laid on the tracks, shutting down a San Francisco station for about two hours.

A man was killed around 3:30 p.m. at the 24th Street BART station. Though the cause of death was not determined, witnesses reported seeing the man lay down on the tracks before the train reached the station, BART spokeswoman Luna Salavar said.

“We don’t know what was going on in the person's head, so we do not make the determination, but witnesses did say the person got on the tracks voluntarily,” Salavar said.

The incident closed the station until after 5 p.m. Major delays were reported systemwide for any train entering or exiting San Francisco because trains needed to single-track around the incident.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

BARTBay Area NewsLocalSan FranciscoTransittransportation

Just Posted

ose Pak and Willie Brown at an event in 2014. 
Rose Pak and Willie Brown at an event in 2014.
Willie and Rose: An alliance for the ages

How the Mayor and Chinatown activist shaped San Francisco, then and now

City officials have informed the owners of El Farolito, a legendary taqueria that started in the Mission District, that they cannot open a new location in North Beach due to rules against “formula retail.” (Gil Duran/SF Examiner)
Free El Farolito! San Francisco’s North Beach burrito ban must not stand

San Francisco reaches new level of absurdity with ban on famed burrito spot

San Francisco supervisors are considering plans to replace trash cans — a “Renaissance” garbage can is pictured on Market Street — with pricey, unnecessary upgrades. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco must end ridiculous and expensive quest for ‘pretty’ trash cans

SF’s unique and pricey garbage bins a dream of disgraced former Public Works director

Giants right fielder Mike Yastrzemski is pictured at bat on July 29 against the Dodgers at Oracle Park; the teams are in the top spots in their league as the season closes. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
With playoff positions on the line, old rivalries get new life

Giants cruised through season, Dodgers not far behind

Golden Gate Park visitors may take a survey about options regarding private car access on John F. Kennedy Drive, which has been the subject of controversy during the pandemic.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Your chance to weigh in: Should JFK remain closed to cars?

Host of mobility improvements for Golden Gate Park proposed

Most Read