BART station reopens after scare

What turned out to be a bottle of hair spray caused a BART station to be shut down for nearly two hours Friday.

A backpack was left alone on a train and had a small container wrapped in black electric tape poking out of it, according to BART spokesman Linton Johnson.

The 12th Street Oakland City Center station was evacuated at 6:55 a.m., though trains were allowed through without stopping.

Approximately 8:50 a.m., officials determined the suspicious device was harmless hair spray materials.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Video surfaces amid George Floyd death fallout showing SF police kneeling on man’s neck

Teen says he struggled to breathe during arrest: ‘I felt like I was going to die’

Mayor Breed declares curfew after anti-police brutality march ends in looting, vandalism

Mayor London Breed announced a curfew Saturday night and asked the National… Continue reading

‘Extremely disturbing’: SF police chief condemns death of George Floyd

Bill Scott joins SFPOA, top cops nationwide in deeming incident a failure of policing

Haight Street group drops ties with prominent pro-Trump attorney

Amoeba, other merchants filed lawsuit seeking to block ‘Safe Sleeping’ site on Stanyan

CCSF board votes to close Fort Mason campus

College dropping lease on waterfront site to help close projected deficit

Most Read