RICHMOND -- The Richmond BART station has resumed service after it was closed for about three hours while police investigated a suspicious package that was found on a nearby Amtrak platform, officials said.

BART sounded the all-clear shortly after 10:30 p.m.

The package was spotted by an Amtrak station agent around 7:30 p.m. and the station was closed a short time later, according to a BART spokeswoman.

Trains were turned back at the El Cerrito del Norte station before reaching the Richmond station and riders were facing delays up to 10 minutes, a BART official said. Trains also were not traveling out of Richmond.

AC Transit buses took riders between the El Cerrito and Richmond stations.

It was not immediately known exactly where the package was left or what -- if anything -- was found. The Walnut Creek Bomb Squad is investigating at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Thousands of riders were stranded Aug. 5, when an anonymous caller told police that an explosive device was aboard a bus that was approaching the BART lines near the West Oakland station. Officials shut down the station and the Transbay Tube.

The station was reopened after about two hours. No device was found.

Check back for updates.

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