Armed Man Arrested On Civic Center Muni Platform, Snarling Service

By Allie Pape - Published on February 02, 2017.
Photo: jacampos/Flickr

An armed man was arrested on the Civic Center Muni station platform this afternoon, after a flurry of police activity that briefly put a halt to train service.

The SFMTA first reported the man's presence on the platform at 11:50am:

They then noted that the suspect was a white male in his mid-30s, with red hair, wearing a green and white shirt and blue jeans. 

By 12:10pm, SFPD officers had the suspect in custody, but outbound subway service was still being held as they searched for his weapon. 

The security incident was cleared by 12:25pm, with trains resuming normal service. 

This isn't the first unusual incident of 2017 at Civic Center station. Last month, a man attacked another man with a machete inside the station. The victim was hospitalized for injuries to his head and neck; the suspect is still being sought

Thanks to Ed H. for the tip.

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