The search of a vehicle pulled over by police for a traffic violation near San Leandro and Marina boulevards led to the discovery of a suspicious device in the trunk of the car, Tudor said.
The area was evacuated and a bomb squad arrived at the scene to investigate, Tudor said.
The device “did not contain an explosive,” Tudor said.
Tudor, who was not at the scene, reported that the package was covered in what appeared to be duct tape and had wires attached to it.
He also said there was an older model cell phone attached to the package.
“It was a fake device, something this guy just made,” Tudor said.
The incident caused precautionary closures at the Coliseum, San Leandro and Bay Fair BART stations starting at around 8:30 a.m., BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.
The car containing the suspicious device was about 20 yards from BART tracks, Johnson said.
All three stations had reopened as of 10:11 a.m., according to BART officials.
No further delays were expected.
The incident remains under investigation.
10:50 AM: Police in San Leandro are investigating a suspicious device found in a car that has caused the closure of three BART stations since 8:30 a.m., BART spokesman Linton Johnson said today.
A vehicle was pulled over by police for a traffic violation near San Leandro and Marina boulevards, San Leandro police Lt. Jeff Tudor said.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a “bomb-type device” in the trunk of the car, Tudor said.
The area was evacuated and a bomb squad has arrived at the scene, Tudor said.
The car containing the suspicious device was about 20 yards from the BART tracks, Johnson said.
As a precaution, the Coliseum, San Leandro and Bay Fair stations are all closed, Johnson said.
Station closures have led to delays on the Fremont and Dublin Pleasanton lines.
BART officials have set up a bus bridge to bypass the closed stations. Closures are expected to cause delays of up to 25 minutes, Johnson said.
The incident is ongoing and remains under investigation.