Major BART Delays This Morning, Thanks to Man Climbing on Trains

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Update 9:25 a.m.: According to news reports, the BART climber has been detained after two hours of holding up trains. BART is still experiencing some delays although not nearly as bad as ealier. Expect 10-15 minute waits.

Original Story 7:02 a.m.: If you're sorta really late to work this morning, you can blame it on this random train-climbing dude.

A man who was spotted walking on the tracks and climbing on top of BART trains near the MacArthur station in Oakland this morning has created a commute hell. According to BART, all trains in all directions are majorly delayed.

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Meanwhile, the transit agency and police are doing all they can to get the man off the trains and the tracks. A witness told CBS that the man, who is perhaps in his 50s, was seen standing on the train waving his hands around.

Police have also closed down parts of Highway 24 because of the bizarre incident. CHp places flares in the two left lanes to steer traffic away from the BART tracks, according to CBS.

Stay tuned.




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Barbara Mcwilliams
Barbara Mcwilliams

it caused a real mess for a lot of people, many were late to work, others missed scheduled appointments.

TWAT
TWAT

Let the beatings commence! Sometimes, they're just called for.

Mike Ege
Mike Ege

This is straght outta a Barney Miller episode.

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

Only in Oakland this would happen! And where are the fuckin cops??

Todd Ganser
Todd Ganser

Keep the trains running. If he gets hit, too bad.

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