LAFAYETTE — BART reopened its Lafayette station after an incident led to its closure for nearly half an hour during Tuesday’s evening commute, authorities said.
Around 5:25 p.m., BART police responded to a report of someone brandishing a gun aboard a train, BART spokesman Chris Filippi said.
Officials closed the station shortly after 5:30 p.m., with officers working to search at least one held train and interview witnesses. There were no reports of any shots fired or any injuries, and no arrests, Filippi said.
No confirmation was immediately available on a report of a suspect fleeing the station into Lafayette.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter briefly assisted officers on the ground by searching over the station’s grounds for signs of any suspects.
Currently we have closed Lafayette Station due to police activity. We will update this information as we receive further information. https://t.co/L9Svqbt0UX pic.twitter.com/soayPWwRA8
— SFBART (@SFBART) February 2, 2022
Lafayette Station has reopened. Normal train service has been restored.
— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) February 2, 2022
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.