BART is recovering Friday afternoon from police activity at the downtown Berkeley station that caused major delays and interrupted service on the Richmond line.
As of publication time, BART was reporting a 10-minute delay on the Richmond line in all directions.
Berkeley police said the incident began as a theft at Target but escalated when the suspect ran into the downtown Berkeley BART station and jumped onto the tracks.
@ScanBerkeley, an unaffiliated local X feed (formerly Twitter), posted updates online based on emergency radio dispatches as the situation developed.
He also went to the scene to see first responders in action.
According to his posts, the incident began at about 1:30 p.m. Friday with a report of a theft suspect who had been detained at Target, at 2187 Shattuck Ave. (near Allston Way).
Within minutes, however, the man had run into the downtown Berkeley BART station, and BART announced that it would hold all trains coming and going from the station, @ScanBerkeley reported.
Police took the man into custody shortly before 3 p.m.
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Officers from Berkeley PD and BART worked together to find the man and arrest him, authorities said.
He was taken into custody without incident, BPD said.
@ScanBerkeley took photographs of the arrest, which showed the man being loaded into an ambulance and removed from the station.
No details about him were available as of publication time.