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Bomb scare shuts down train station in California

A bomb scare shut down a commuter train station during rush hour, causing major delays throughout the east San Francisco Bay area.
None | By Press Trust of India, Oakland
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2006 02:10 AM IST

A bomb scare shut down a commuter train station during rush hour on Wednesday, causing major delays throughout the east San Francisco Bay area, authorities said.

The incident started shortly after 8 AM when two men at an Oakland station shouted that there was a bomb on the train that had just left, said Linton Johnson, a spokesman for Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART.

The train arrived about one minute later at the West Oakland station, where BART police evacuated the station and searched the train with a bomb-sniffing dog, Johnson said. They did not find anything suspicious and gave the all-clear about an hour later.

Two people were detained in connection with the threat, but a witness who reported the incident was unable to identify them and they were released, Johnson said.

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