BART Police Close Station To Investigate Threat To Blow Up Train

BART closed the 16th Street Mission station in San Francisco Sunday afternoon because a person was talking about explosives and possibly blowing up a train, a BART police lieutenant said.

BART officials said they closed the station at about 3:30 p.m. The station is located at the corner of 16th and Mission streets.

The station opened at about 4:20 p.m as BART police investigated the incident, police Lt. Paul Kwon said. Kwon said police closed the station as a precaution and officers and K-9s searched it for explosives.

Neither officers nor K-9s found anything suspicious, Kwon said.

Police haven’t arrested anyone, but “we are talking to a person of interest,” Kwon said.

Inaugural Innovation Series Stars This Week At SFSU

Leaders in business and education will take part in an inaugural event in San Francisco this week focused on innovation, university officials said.

The inaugural California State University Innovation Series will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at San Francisco State University’s downtown San Francisco campus, according to the university. The campus is located at 835 Market Street.

The series will aim at expanding the university system’s potential to create new business, according to the university.

Leaders will discuss the state of the start-up industry, including financing and venture capital, staffing and the problems start-ups are trying to solve, university officials said.

Another aim of the event is to highlight the role the CSU system plays in education, public service and applied research, according to the university.

The governor’s Office of Business Development, or GO-Biz, is partnering with the university to put on the event. University officials said the event is the first time GO-Biz will be partnering with a CSU campus.

Following the leader’s speeches, students from the College of Business, College of Science and Engineering and the Design and Industry Department will present some award-winning projects.

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Hitting Tree Early Sunday

A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Sunday after he allegedly crashed into a tree and then drove the wrong way down a street in South San Francisco, according to police.

At about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, officers contacted South San Francisco resident Ronaldo Ocumen, who was seen driving the wrong way on Westborough Boulevard at Gellert Boulevard directly at an oncoming officer, police said.

Officers noticed major front-end damage to Ocumen’s vehicle, which they determined was caused from a crash into a nearby palm tree, according to police.

Ocumen was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of DUI after officers determined he had a blood-alcohol content nearly double the legal limit, police said.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Today will be mostly cloudy in the morning with patchy fog and then become sunny and breezy. Highs will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s. West winds will reach 10 to 20 miles per hour and increase to 20 to 30 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy in the evening and then become mostly cloudy and breezy, with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s. West winds will reach 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to reach around 45 miles per hour.

Tuesday will be cloudy in the morning with patchy fog and then become sunny and breezy. Highs will be in the 60s and west winds will reach 20 to 30 miles per hour.

(News Roundup Via Bay City News)