bart_generic.jpgBART service was disrupted for over two hours Monday night after an apparent suicide at San Leandro’s Bay Fair station, BART officials said.

At 9:20 p.m. a man on the platform stepped in front of a Daly City-bound train moving through the station, BART police Lt. Andy Alkire said.

Initially, trains were running through the station but not stopping while emergency officials responded to the incident, a BART dispatcher said.

After around 30 minutes, passengers were allowed to get off the trains at Bay Fair but not board there, BART officials said.

BART police released the scene back to station officials shortly after midnight, and BART trains resumed running normally, officials said.

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  • Iona Derman

    Of all the ways to commit suicide, this has got to be one of the most difficult to understand. Why would someone, even someone in severe emotional distress, throw themselves in front of a train in an attempt to take their own life? Pills or an overdose of heroin sounds much easier. Was this really self-inflicted or did someone push this person onto the tracks?

  • Iona Derman

    Of all the ways to commit suicide, this has got to be one of the most difficult to understand. Why would someone, even someone in severe emotional distress, throw themselves in front of a train in an attempt to take their own life? Pills or an overdose of heroin sounds much easier. Was this really self-inflicted or did someone push this person onto the tracks?