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Person hit by train, service halts at Downtown Berkeley BART station

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Senior Staff Reporter

NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Update: BART officials said the Downtown Berkeley BART station reopened at 10:10 p.m.

A person was struck and killed by a train at the Downtown Berkeley BART station Tuesday evening, according to a Berkeley Fire Department official.

At about 7:30 p.m., BART officials reported there was limited service at the station, but trains were not completely stopping. Officials had released an advisory at about 7 p.m. stating that station was closed in the Richmond, Fremont and Millbrae directions due to a major medical emergency.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the body was discovered at about 6:35 p.m., according to a BART dispatcher. The individual was not transported to a hospital, and a description of the individual was not readily available, according to BFD Chief Gil Dong.

The incident was causing up to 15-minute delays on the Richmond line in the Fremont direction, BART officials said.

Sophie Ho is the executive news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @sophanho.

NOVEMBER 25, 2014