RICHMOND -- Police arrested a man for allegedly giving some BART riders a scare Friday morning after a gun fell from his waistband outside the Richmond station, an investigator said.

About 10 a.m., BART police officers responded to a report of a man with a gun on the Amtrak platform at the station, Lt. Tyrone Forte said.

A witness told police a man was standing on the platform and that a gun fell out of his waistband.

As police arrived, the man threw the gun across the platform.

"He heard sirens and chucked the gun to a parallel platform," Forte said, adding that thankfully the gun did not discharge.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and then transported to County Jail in Martinez without incident.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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