Man dies on BART train; long service delays hit system 

click to enlarge The man, whose name has not been released, was found slumped over in his seat and unresponsive at Embarcadero station around 2 p.m.
  • The man, whose name has not been released, was found slumped over in his seat and unresponsive at Embarcadero station around 2 p.m.

A man riding BART Tuesday afternoon was found dead in his seat, BART officials said, leading to delays on the transit system as trains were routed around the incident at Embarcadero station.

The man, whose name has not been released, was found slumped over in his seat and unresponsive at Embarcadero station around 2 p.m. Passengers notified the train operator through the intercom, who then called police, according to BART spokesman Jim Allison. Police and paramedics responded to the scene and attempted to revive him.

Service was cut from the Richmond-Daly City and Fremont-Daly City lines as paramedics waited for coroners to arrive and remove the body. This caused lengthy delays of up to 40 minutes.

Service through the Embarcadero station was restored around 3:30 p.m. after the body was removed.

BART officials do not know the cause of death at this time, but do not suspect foul play.

ccopeland@sfexaminer.com

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