A train was halted at Lafayette BART and a sizable police response mobilized after passengers reported two armed men aboard, fiddling with or loading a firearm. Two men were detained and at least one weapon or facsimile weapon was eventually recovered after several tense moments.
The incident was reported at approximately 11:40 a.m. with BART and local police quickly organizing an aggressive response to the station, which closed as a result.
Passengers reported seeing heavily armed police from Lamorinda and surrounding agencies mustering before boarding the train and eventually detaining two men. A facsimile weapon, reportedly a lighter fashioned to look like a gun, was recovered.