BART experienced major delays this afternoon after several suspects involved in a robbery tried to avoid authorities by running down the tracks at the 24th and Mission station, police said.
San Francisco Police officers were investigating a robbery near 24th and Mission streets at around 5 p.m. when the suspects they were chasing fled down the BART tunnel. The suspects ran both Southbound and Northbound, according to BART authorities. BART shut down trains so police could investigate.
Police arrested one of the suspects in the tunnel between 24th and 16th streets, but an unknown number of suspects are still on the loose, said SFPD Sgt. Eric O’neil.
BART trains were delayed for about 40 minutes. Train service resumed, but there will be delays throughout the afternoon, according to a BART watch commander.
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