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Man Walking In Transbay Tube Prompts Temporary BART Shutdown

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Toward the Transbay Tube in San Francisco. (Wikimedia Commons)

Toward the Transbay Tube in San Francisco. (Wikimedia Commons)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP / BCN) — A man was arrested after he walked into the rail tube under San Francisco Bay, causing Bay Area Rapid Transit to suspend Sunday evening service for about 1 1/2 hours.

BART spokesman Jim Allison said service was stopped around 6:45 p.m. when security cameras captured the man walking from the Embarcardero station in downtown San Francisco into the Transbay Tube.

Officers boarded the train into the tube, and they found the man about an hour later along the tube walkway about half way between the Embarcadero station and West Oakland station.

KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub Reports:

Allison said the man didn’t appear to have any kind of malicious intent.

BART police Lt. Tyrone Forte said the man was arrested for investigation of trespassing, and his motive for walking into the tube was under investigation.

Trains began running across the Transbay Tube again between San Francisco and the East Bay around 8:15 p.m.

(Copyright 2012 CBS San Francisco, Bay City News Service & The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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