Man dead in apparent jump from West Dublin BART parking garage yesterday

Falls to ground from top of structure on Dublin side of station

BART police are investigating an apparent suicide Wednesday morning at the West Dublin/Pleasanton station.

"It came in as a guy hanging from the ledge of the garage," said BART Lt. Ed Alvarez. "We got the call around 5 (a.m.)."

Alvarez said the man either jumped or fell to the ground on the Dublin side of the structure.

His name has been withheld and the Alameda County Coroner will be handling next-of-kin notifications.

"The investigation is still ongoing. Our detectives are working the case," Alvarez said.


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Posted by wondering
a resident of Foothill Farms
on May 31, 2012 at 8:31 am

Did he land on the freeway?

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on May 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

Yep. BART. Chalk up another one.

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Posted by Sasha
a resident of Downtown
on May 31, 2012 at 10:03 am

He did not land on freeway. Parking structure isnt close enough to freeway and article says he was hanging from a ledge.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on May 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

It has been a full five hours since this story was first reported. Are there not any doubts as of yet that something about this story is being covered up? If it was a suicide, he wouldn't have been hanging on to the ledge by his fingertips. That's not how suicides are commited. Obviously, someone was stepping on his knuckles in order to make him release his grip. And who goes on top of the roof like that unless there forced too? This smells like a mob hit -- either union or political -- and as per usual the BART system was likely used as a getaway devise.

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Posted by Benjamin
a resident of Gatewood
on May 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Steve you are out of line. My prayers go out to the friends and family that will miss the man who died.

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Posted by teresa
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on May 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm you think everything is a scam by the democrats, obama, unions or now it's the mob. You need psychiatric help ASAP.

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Posted by Petey
a resident of Birdland
on May 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Three cheers for Steve. There has been too much monkey business going on over the past several weeks. Shootings, stuffings, hangings, and now death leaps. Somebody is behind all this, and when we find out who, it may be because someone in this community had the courage to stand up against the liberals and call it the way he sees it.

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Posted by FnSuite
a resident of Downtown
on May 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I think he was trying for the freeway and came up a little short.

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Posted by Homer
a resident of Birdland
on May 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Steve-O, that is definitely one theory!

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Posted by Dave S
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Steve, why don't show us how it's done? Set a date, time, location; I'd wager some of us would come to watch!

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on May 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I see the liberal troll Dave S., alias Golem, is board and needs to conjure up images of violence in order to satisfy the liberal Marxist Stalinesque need for gratitudinous violence. Meanwhile, our liberal elite newspaper does nothing but give puppeted reports from the union cops who sit on there hands while Pleasanton is flooded over with wanten union linked crime. I'd recommend bringing the FBI in, but under our great leaders Barack Hussien Obama and Eric the Lib Holder, the FBI is the most corrupt law enforcement agency in the history of our country. (Columbian prostitutes anyone? And all this on Obama the great ones watch.)

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