Man arrested for allegedly making false bomb threat at Civic Center BART station

Civic Center Bart Station

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A man was arrested today after he allegedly said this morning he planted two bombs in BART’s Civic Center station in San Francisco, a BART spokesman said.

Police arrested 46-year-old Don Stevens on suspicion of making a false bomb threat and interfering with railroad operations.

Civic Center station at 1150 Market St. was closed for about an hour starting at about 9:30 a.m. after a witness heard the man say he had planted the bombs.

No trains traveled through the station and police evacuated it. Westbound trains turned around at Montgomery station and eastbound trains at 24th Street station, according to BART officials.

The threat caused major delays throughout the BART system.

The search also halted San Francisco Municipal Railway service through Civic Center station. Above the station, Market Street was closed to both vehicle traffic and pedestrians.

The station reopened just before 10:30 a.m. after police searched it with dogs, BART officials said.

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