Person on tracks shuts down SF Muni station

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A person was injured when he went onto the San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks at the Powell Street Muni Metro station Monday afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said.

Fire crews were dispatched to the station at 12:26 p.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. They arrived and removed the person from the tracks.

The person, who appeared to have been attempting suicide, was taken to a hospital, she said.

Muni spokesman Paul Rose said the operator of an approaching outbound train saw the person jump onto the tracks and activated the emergency brake.

The person was not hit by the train, he said. Rose did not know how he was injured.

No other injuries were reported.

The station was closed around 12:30 p.m. and reopened around 1:20 p.m. Rose said at about 1:45 p.m. that riders should expect residual delays and longer wait times on all Metro lines.

To mitigate the delays, BART is honoring Muni transfers at San Francisco stations. Above-ground shuttle service is in place between the Castro and Embarcadero stations, Rose said.

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