This afternoon BART riders are faced with a closed Civic Center Station and significant delays in both the San Francisco and East Bay directions due to a "major medical emergency" according to authorities. [Update: Civic Center is now back open] As the Chronicle has learned, a person jumped in front of a train at that station, with first reports coming in at around 2:30 p.m. The person has been pronounced dead. BART officials have said that trains will pass through the station without stopping.
Major delay at CIVC in SF and East Bay dirs due to a major medical emergency.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) March 16, 2015
According to someone either tweeting from the scene or listening to scanners, a medical examiner had arrive as of around 3:20 p.m.
@hiclam @SFBARTalert medical examiner has arrived should be clear within the next 30 mins— CZeddJr (@ATU_CZJr) March 16, 2015
It looks like Civic Center is open, though delays remain.
BART recovering: major delay at SF and peninsula stns in SFO, MLBR and East Bay dirs due to a medical emergency.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) March 16, 2015
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