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Naked Man On Caltrain Tracks Causes Delay For Morning Commuters

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SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — A naked man in his 20s who sat on railroad tracks Thursday morning at a Caltrain station in Santa Clara caused brief train delays before being restrained and taken to a hospital, a police spokesman said.

The unclothed man appeared distraught and was unable to identify himself before police officers put restraints on him, covered him and took him to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said.

Police were not able to find his clothing or any form of identification for him, Clarke said.

“We don’t know who he is,” Clarke said.

It was too early to determine whether the man, believed to be in his early 20s, would be arrested, Clarke said.

People at the Santa Clara station informed Caltrain about the man sitting on the train tracks at about 8:10 a.m. today, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The man’s presence prompted delays on three Caltrain northbound and southbound trains, one by four minutes, one by eight minutes and a third

by five minutes, Dunn said.

Dunn described it as “a fairly insignificant delay.”

The man was on the tracks well before any trains were approaching the station and no emergency stops were necessary, Dunn said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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