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Death on Berkeley BART Tracks Being Investigated as Suicide

Daniel Montes (BCN)
Monday March 28, 2016 - 09:47:00 AM

One person died Saturday morning at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station, prompting BART officials to close the station for about two hours as they investigated the incident.  

At 10:29 a.m., BART officials first reported the closure, saying it was due to a medical emergency.  

According to witnesses, a person jumped from a platform at the station, according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.  

Police are investigating the incident as a suicide, Allison said. 

The closure caused a major delay on the Richmond Line in the Fremont, Richmond and Daly City directions.