Oakland Coliseum BART shut down due to police standoff, agency says

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Oakland Coliseum BART reopens after police standoff, agency says
BART said at 4:50 p.m. Sunday the Coliseum station in Oakland on the Berryessa line has closed due to police activity.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- BART said at 7:01 p.m. Sunday the Coliseum station and the Oakland Airport Connector have re-opened and service has been restored, after police activity in the area shut it down Sunday afternoon.

The station had shut down services around 4:50 p.m. Sunday due to a police standoff, according to local authorities.

Police say they were in a standoff with a man who is refusing to get out of a car stopped in the middle of San Leandro Street.

Officers from both Oakland and San Leandro police surrounded the car negotiating with the driver to surrender peacefully.

The standoff had gone on for hours near the Hegenberger Road overcrossing.

That standoff led to the evacuation of the nearby Coliseum BART station.

We'll bring you updates as soon as we get them.

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