bart_generic.jpg6:28 PM (Bay City News):BART experienced delays this afternoon when a passenger apparently died on one of its trains, a spokesman said.

Passengers on a Richmond-to-Millbrae train called to report a man slumped over in one of the cars just after 2:30 p.m., BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

The train was halted at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Station while paramedics responded.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the medical examiner’s office was dispatched to remove the body from the train, Allison said.

Foul play was not suspected as of this afternoon, Allison said.

The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine how the man died.

More information about the victim’s identity was not immediately available.

Trains were single-tracked through the Embarcadero Station while the scene was cleared, causing delays on the route.

All trains were back on schedule by 4 p.m., Allison said.

4:04 PM: BART has returned to service this afternoon after a medical emergency at the Embarcadero station caused major delays.

According to BART, “at approximately 2:00 pm, a person was reported on the floor of a train car. Emergency personnel responded and BART service was restored at around 3:30 pm.”

Riders are warned to expect residual delays.

BART spokesman Jim Allison said the person affected by the medical emergency has died, but said he could not yet provide more details.

Allison said the coroner’s office has been called to the Embarcadero station.

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