UPDATE: Here’s the scoop on what went down this morning in the BART delays: SFPD arrested 27 year old Dion Jackson on drug charges after a kind of exciting pursuit: Jackson fled from officers, entered the 16th and Mission BART station, and ran along the trackway. BART turned off the power (and, of course, the trains) during the pursuit.

UPDATE: Things seem to be nearly back on schedule as of 9 AM. More details on the police activity: we have conflicting reports on the exact nature of the police activity that caused BART to be shut down today. Some sources tell us SFPD was pursuing a suspect, another says they were collecting evidence. More when we know more.

BART was forced to halt train service in San Francisco this morning, as BART police reportedly pursued suspects on the trackway between the 16th Street and Civic Center stations.

As of 7:45, service had resumed, but BART anticipates delays in excess of 20 minutes for lines that pass through the Mission-Civic Center set of stops.

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