Walnut Creek BART station reopens after man threatens to jump

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) — The Walnut Creek BART station has reopened after it was shut down Wednesday due to a man threatening to jump off of the station platform, an agency spokesman said.

The incident began around 1:30 p.m. and BART police have responded to negotiate with the person, BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said.

The man was eventually taken down from the platform and the station was reopened by 5:40 p.m.

BART officials say the man was very agitated and was threatening to harm himself by jumping from the platform onto the street.

Pittsburg/Bay Point trains were turning around at Lafayette and SFO-bound trains at Pleasant Hill while the situation was being resolved.

Parallel bus service were running between Pleasant Hill and Lafayette.

The Pleasant Hill and Lafayette were packed with people.

BART officials say each ten-car train holds 1,500 people.

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