Human foot found on Berkeley BART tracks

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The downtown Berkeley BART station was closed briefly this morning after workers discovered a dismembered human foot on the tracks.

BART workers found a dismembered foot on the tracks in Berkeley Monday morning and believe it belongs to a woman who jumped in front of a train on Dec. 20.

BART officials briefly closed the downtown Berkeley station around 4 a.m. after workers found the right foot around 3 a.m., according to Jim Allison, a BART spokesman. The station reopened a short time later. Service was not delayed.

“This was an unusual start to the work week,” said Allison.

On Dec. 20, BART officials and Berkeley firefighters responded around 8:24 a.m.to a call about a women under a BART train.


“The train operator from the incident train told officers that the female appeared to have jumped down onto the trackway on her own and laid across the tracks as the train entered the station,” according to the BART police log.

The woman, who sustained serious injuries to her leg, was taken to Highland Hospital and was put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

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