bartpolice_generic.jpgAppeal contrib Katie Doze reports in from the Glen Park Station, where she says BART service is stopped due to someone walking on the tracks between there and the Balboa station, leaving behind them a “suspicious package.”

Doze says: BART police is opening up (the package) and saying “notebook, passport, etc.” Then the real police came and are running around not knowing what they’re looking for.

BART confirms Doze’s report, saying that riders should expect “a 10-minute delay at Glen Park in the SFO, Millbrae and Daly City directions due to person(s) on the track,” then revising that statement to say that “There is no BART train service between Glen Park and Daly City in the SFO, Millbrae and East Bay directions due to person(s) on the track” as of 9:06 AM.

Update 9:37 AM: On KRON4 broadcast, BART spokesperson Jim Allison is recommending that riders who travel between Glen Park and Daly City use Muni instead of BART. He says police are still searching for the man on the tracks, and that Glen Park, Balboa Park, and Daly City stations do not have service.

Riders across the system are experiencing delays.

9:50 AM: BART says they’ve restored service to all stations, no word yet on the guy they said was on the tracks. Delays are to be expected for a bit, so hang in there.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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