SAN FRANCISCO—According to BART officials, San Francisco’s 16th Street Mission station re-opened on Sunday, June 21 after being closed down after a bomb threat. The station was closed at 3:30 p.m. a BART police lieutenant stated that the station was closed down after a person overheard someone talking about bombs and possibly blowing up a southbound train. Service was also halted between the Civic Center and 24th and Mission Street stations.

Police Lieutenant Paul Kwon stated that authorities closed the station as a precaution so that officers and K9 units could search for explosives. Authorities did not locate anything suspicious.

The station was reopened at 4:16 p.m. Authorities have not arrested anyone, but took a person reportedly making threats into custody. The individual was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

16th and Mission Street Station
The Bart station located at 16th and Mission Street.