BART, Amtrak Stations Closed Due To Suspicious Package on Amtrak Platform

By Mario Sevilla

Thu Aug 14th, 2014 8:55pm America/Los_Angeles

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RICHMOND (KRON) — The Richmond BART station is closed while police investigate an unattended bag found on the nearby Amtrak platform, according to BART police.

Walnut creek bomb squad is on scene inspecting the bag.

The Suspicious package was spotted by Amtrak station agent at 7:29 pm. Amtrak officials alerted BART police, and they made the decision to shut the stations down.

Richmond-bound trains are being stopped at the El Cerrito del Norte Station, according to Lt. Tyrone Forte. No trains are traveling in or out of Richmond.

Trains are turning back at del norte station and a bus bridge is being offered between Richmond an Del Norte.

Police do not currently have an estimate on when the station will reopen.

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